Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $73K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (27 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make approximately $88K per year on average.
Electronics Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $100K annually; Physicists, Flight Test Engineers, and Aerospace Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $82K, $81K, and $78K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) are Mechanical Engineers — the median salary for this role approaches around $68K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($96K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Orlando, Fla. (about $96K), Lexington Park, Md. ($86K), and Jacksonville, Fla. ($79K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Ridgecrest, Calif. — at approximately $75K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) workers in District of Columbia earn the most — $96K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $95K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a CompTIA Security+ Expert can certainly pay off here; those folks make $76K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA); Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awards $113K to these degree-holders.
Employees who count Microsoft Word among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $88K annually. Engineering Design is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; slightly less than a third of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Systems Engineering, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.
At Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 44 percent. A fair number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. At Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), a majority of employees have health insurance, and the larger part of respondents have dental coverage. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) also dishes out privileges such as flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.