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If you want to know which companies or jobs are offering salaries of $200,000+ a year, tune into this episode.

Highest Paying Jobs Requiring a Security Clearance

When you search, you can find a number of positions and companies offering great compensation packages. Here are just a few to help you get your search started. As always, you want to start with jobs that match to your skills and preferences first, and go from there.

1. Lockheed Martin: FORGE C2 Program Manager for a yearly salary of $267,600

The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space. At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Their amazing people are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day use their skills and experiences to create, craft and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Lockheed Martin Space’s Mission Solutions line of business is seeking a FORGE C2 Program Manager to join their mission (must be willing to obtain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance with Counterintelligence Polygraph). As the Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution, Command & Control (FORGE C2) Program Manager, you’ll be responsible for delivering a satellite ground system prototype that beats the competition. As the single leader of a small technical “dream team” and associated subcontractors, you’ll use your skills to rapidly solve problems and build a new ground system at breakneck speed, leveraging Lockheed’s deep well of technology. You’ll be the face of the project to internal executives and the customer, and you’ll use your advanced program management skills and technical background to deliver on time and on budget. You’ll take on increased responsibility as the program grows. This position can be performed in one of the below locations:

  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • Littleton, CO
  • Boulder, CO
  • King of Prussia, PA

2. Booz Allen Hamilton: Cyber Training & Exercise Manager at $212,000 per year

Candidates for this position must have 7+ years of experience planning training and exercises for the DoD. In this management role, you’ll Maintain responsibility for leading the synchronization of training and exercises across multiple cyber and information disciplines for a large DoD program, along with the following responsibilities:

  • Sustain and develop relationships with commercial vendors offering operating system certifications.
  • Create cyber training plans for DoD personnel including civilian, military, and contractor personnel operating at tactical and senior executive levels.
  • Identify opportunities to improve cyber program processes and identify change management issues or requirements for strategic implementation.
  • Review organization CONOPS and ensure training plans and objectives align to the Commander’s intent.

3. Leidos: Readiness, Training, & Exercise Lead for $218,700 per year

Leidos delivers innovative solutions through the efforts of their diverse and talented people. This is a job that gives you an opportunity to make an impact.

The Readiness, Training, and Exercise Lead will be responsible for overseeing programs, initiatives, and projects under the TO in readiness, training, and exercises. Please note that the work location is Ft Gordon, Augusta GA.

4. TTG Solutions: Any Worker with a Security Clearance for $200,000+ salary

TTG Solutions is a small business seeking cleared professionals for work in Herndon, VA. They are an innovative, agile software development solution provider, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and are headquartered in Warrenton, Virginia. They are always hiring for cybersecurity analysts, data architects and administrators, software developers and systems engineers.

5. Leidos: Program Management Support at $218,700 per year

Leidos is seeking experienced personnel for their client’s operational requirements on a mission focused program within a challenging, dynamic setting located in the Virginia and Maryland area. Successful candidates in this position will collaborate with a diverse group of individuals across the intelligence community and directly contribute to management and analysis of the NCSC mission Primary Responsibilities: Project Management Support Develop, implement, and maintain security programs within the Special Security Directorate NCSC.

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At any given time, there are cleared roles willing to pay upwards of $300,000 per year in the National Capitol Region – you just have to have the in-demand skillset and tenacity in the job search to make what you’re worth.

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