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Average Salary for DRS Technologies, Inc. Employees

The median income for DRS Technologies, Inc. employees is $78K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for DRS Technologies, Inc. employees is your role at the company, though how long you've been working and your city play a role as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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DRS Technologies, Inc. typically pays:
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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.
[-]Contracts Manager (3)
$70,919 - $189,091  
[-]Contracts Manager (3)
Salary$74,288 - $161,059  
Bonus$2,294 - $26,160  
Total Pay$70,919 - $189,091  
[+]Senior Buyer (2)
$45,309 - $99,783  
[+]Senior Buyer (2)
Salary$46,731 - $103,312  
Total Pay$45,309 - $99,783  
[+]Principal Software Engineer (2)
$104,278 - $164,363  
[+]Principal Software Engineer (2)
Salary$104,896 - $158,882  
Total Pay$104,278 - $164,363  
[+]Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector (2)
$24,184 - $63,251  
[+]Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector (2)
Total Pay$24,184 - $63,251  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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Parsippany-Troy Hills 


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

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Senior Systems Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $148K per year; Principal Software Engineers, Contracts Managers, and Program Project Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $132K, $129K, and $116K, respectively. With salaries averaging approximately $70K, Field Service Engineers are among the lowest paid at DRS Technologies, Inc.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $64K annually. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $64K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of DRS Technologies, Inc. employees (35 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $107K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $110K per year) can be spotted in Herndon, Va.; St. Louis, Mo. (around $108K), Fort Walton Beach, Fla. ($100K), and Melbourne, Fla. ($96K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Washington, DC at about $63K. DRS Technologies, Inc. workers in Maryland earn the most — around $130K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals earn $120K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Earning a Project Management Certificate Holder certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $118K annually on average. Regarding salaries and education, DRS Technologies, Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) the most — $115K.


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 $122K per year. Folks here also tend to know Engineering Design; on the survey, just under a fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at DRS Technologies, Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; half of workers get paid vacation days, and one in eight respondents receive paid sick leave. Nearly all respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A large number of employees report having health insurance, and most survey participants report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for DRS Technologies, Inc.


29 %
71 %
$43,250 - $113,445
$55,792 - $120,948
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
United States (change)

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