Lead Systems Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $120K per year on average; Electrical Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $72K, followed by Mechanical Engineers earning $68K and Aerospace Engineers making about $67K. Among the lower-paid positions at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) are Electronics Engineers — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $59K.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for between five and 10 years earn $89K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $68K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($84K annually) can be spotted in Lexington Park, Md.; Ridgecrest, Calif. ($77K), Patuxent River, Md. (around $68K), and Lakehurst, N.J. (approximately $67K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Havelock, N.C. at about $57K. Across Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of District of Columbia earn the most, taking home $88K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a CompTIA Security+ Expert certainly has its perks — salaries approach $94K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to $79K per year for accredited Security Clearance Certifications. It pays to have a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) — these employees make the most at around $95K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Systems Engineering in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $88K per year. Engineering Design is a popular skill among Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) workers, with one in three of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel.
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)'s employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has room for improvement — only a quarter of survey participants are paid for vacation and sick time. A fair number of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of respondents, and for a strong majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to flexible hours, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and gym membership.