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A significant gap can exist between the salaries of people with a clearance and those without

According to a survey and analysis by ClearanceJobs.com, the gap can be from several thousand dollars to nearly $40,000. More than 2,000 contractors and government employees participated in the survey.

Position Cleared Salary Uncleared
IT management: Executive $110,645 $86,179
IT management: Project manager $101,744 $75,000
IT management: Project/program management $95,327 $57,549
IT software: Java/J2EE $94,412 $73,776
Engineering: Military software $93,824 $66,060
Engineering: Systems engineer $85,361 $60,000
Engineering: Software development $81,591 $66,232
Engineering: Military hardware $79,286 $66,240
Security: Network management $80,104 $72,500
Security: Systems analysis $79,595 $76,108

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