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Average Salary for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Employees

The average employee at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) takes home $82K annually. Though what you do at the company and geography are influential salary factors for those at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), how long you've been working turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
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.
[-]Mechanical Engineer (11)
$45,225 - $93,701  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (11)
Salary$45,225 - $93,701  
Bonus$300.18 - $7,196  
Total Pay$45,225 - $93,701  
[+]Aerospace Engineer (11)
$58,460 - $103,564  
[+]Aerospace Engineer (11)
Salary$58,460 - $103,564  
Bonus$505 - $8,462  
Total Pay$58,460 - $103,564  
[+]Electrical Engineer (4)
$54,246 - $110,601  
[+]Electrical Engineer (4)
Salary$50,371 - $105,802  
Bonus$217.74 - $3,736  
Total Pay$54,246 - $110,601  
[+]Physicist (3)
$42,135 - $123,548  
[+]Physicist (3)
Salary$38,948 - $120,305  
Bonus$485.41 - $9,234  
Total Pay$42,135 - $123,548  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make about $66K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (27 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $84K per year.


Senior Systems Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $113K; Electronics Engineers come in second with typical earnings amounting to approximately $100K, while Physicists and Aerospace Engineers rank near the top as well ($83K and $80K, respectively). Near the bottom at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) are Mechanical Engineers, pulling in just $69K.


Median pay is highest in Washington, DC (about $98K annually), followed by San Diego ($88K), Lexington Park (approximately $86K), and Ridgecrest ($79K). Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Jacksonville — at around $62K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of District of Columbia, where they average to $98K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

FAA Pilot Licensees receive bigger paychecks ($77K) than those without credentials. CompTIA Security+ Experts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $76K annually. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA), Project Management-holders the most at around $113K per year.


Employees who count Technical Analysis among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $90K. A common skill in Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)'s work force is Engineering Design; approximately one in three of survey participants report using it on the job. Systems Engineering, Microsoft Office, and SolidWorks were also reported by many survey participants.


At Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), there are significantly more males than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of workers receive paid vacation and sick leave. Most workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all workers, and a fair portion of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as flexible hours, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats

16 %
84 %
$56,853 - $82,000
$54,469 - $105,822
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

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