Average Salary for DRS Technologies, Inc. Employees

DRS Technologies, Inc. employees typically bring home $75K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for DRS Technologies, Inc. employees is your job title, though your city and your experience level play a role as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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DRS Technologies, Inc. typically pays:
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Employer: DRS Technologies, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Mechanical Engineer (3)
$49,918 - $75,739  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (3)
Salary$50,189 - $75,086  
Total Pay$49,918 - $75,739  
[+]Contracts Manager (3)
$70,658 - $188,079  
[+]Contracts Manager (3)
Salary$72,270 - $159,929  
Bonus$2,819 - $29,491  
Total Pay$70,658 - $188,079  
[+]Program Manager, Engineering (3)
$110,766 - $197,614  
[+]Program Manager, Engineering (3)
Salary$107,316 - $181,795  
Bonus$1,672 - $18,173  
Total Pay$110,766 - $197,614  
[+]Material Planner (2)
$32,571 - $66,748  
[+]Material Planner (2)
Total Pay$32,571 - $66,748  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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About This Company

Parsippany-Troy Hills 


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

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Engineering Program Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $152K; Contracts Managers come in second with typical earnings amounting to $129K, while Program Project Managers and Senior Electrical Engineers rank near the top as well (around $116K and $112K, respectively). On the lower end are Mechanical Engineers at $65K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $127K annually) can be spotted in Melbourne; Gaithersburg (around $125K), St. Louis (approximately $100K), and Dallas ($98K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $77K) is Fort Walton Beach. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Maryland pays DRS Technologies, Inc. the most — about $130K per year on average.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $63K. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $71K. The largest slice of the DRS Technologies, Inc. workforce (39 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns $108K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $122K. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Certificate Holder is rewarded at around $118K per year. DRS Technologies, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) are also well compensated, earning $130K on average.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Microsoft Word among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $126K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Engineering Design; roughly one in four consider it a key competency. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, DRS Technologies, Inc. gives paid vacation to half of workers and paid sick leave to one in six workers. A 401(k) program is available, and the vast majority of workers use it to save for retirement. For a solid majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and the greater part of workers get dental coverage, too. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for DRS Technologies, Inc.


26 %
74 %
$50,903 - $116,646
$56,188 - $120,082
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 23 votes.

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