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Average Salary for DRS Technologies, Inc. Employees

A typical DRS Technologies, Inc. employee can expect to make $74K annually. At DRS Technologies, Inc., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is geography — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your job title and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

DRS Technologies, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Employer: DRS Technologies, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Program Manager, Engineering (3)
$113,895 - $195,649  
[-]Program Manager, Engineering (3)
Salary$107,987 - $182,688  
Bonus$1,442 - $17,923  
Total Pay$113,895 - $195,649  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
$49,796 - $76,337  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
Salary$50,274 - $74,642  
Total Pay$49,796 - $76,337  
[+]Contracts Manager (3)
$67,470 - $181,634  
[+]Contracts Manager (3)
Salary$77,665 - $159,060  
Bonus$2,782 - $28,087  
Total Pay$67,470 - $181,634  
[+]Communications Specialist (2)
$38,918 - $85,531  
[+]Communications Specialist (2)
Salary$41,662 - $79,831  
Bonus$411.60 - $6,990  
Total Pay$38,918 - $85,531  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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DRS Technologies, Inc. Details

Parsippany-Troy Hills,


Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing, Arms industry

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Median pay is highest in Cypress (approximately $166K per year), followed by Melbourne (around $127K), Gaithersburg ($125K), and St. Louis ($100K). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $77K) is Fort Walton Beach. The highest pay by state can be found in Maryland, where salaries average out at $130K annually.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Engineering Program Managers, Contracts Managers, Senior Electrical Engineers, and Senior Buyers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $152K, the other salaries come in at about $129K, $112K, and $70K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at DRS Technologies, Inc. are Mechanical Engineers — typical salaries for this role approach approximately $65K.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $63K. Staying at the company for five to ten years brings notable financial rewards; the average income in this window is approximately $66K per year. A typical employee has 20 years or more of experience and earns about $108K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $122K for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Certificate Holder is rewarded at $118K per year. Regarding salaries and education, DRS Technologies, Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) the most — $130K.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Customer Relationship Management ; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $122K. A garden variety skill at DRS Technologies, Inc. is Microsoft Office; about a fourth of DRS Technologies, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Engineering Design, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Almost all employees report having health insurance, and the greater part of workers report having dental coverage. DRS Technologies, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats

27 %
73 %
$49,316 - $114,480
$56,188 - $120,082
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

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