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Average Salary for Naval Surface Warfare Center Employees

People who work for Naval Surface Warfare Center earn excellent salaries of around $91K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for Naval Surface Warfare Center employees is geography, though how long you've been working and your job title play a role as well. Responses to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

How This Employer Pays

Naval Surface Warfare Center typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Naval Surface Warfare Center
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.
[-]Electrical Engineer (4)
$55,281 - $137,363  
[-]Electrical Engineer (4)
Salary$57,096 - $133,948  
Bonus$433.52 - $8,825  
Total Pay$55,281 - $137,363  
[+]Aerospace Engineer (2)
$59,881 - $141,630  
[+]Aerospace Engineer (2)
Salary$60,826 - $128,453  
Total Pay$59,881 - $141,630  
[+]Engineering Technician (2)
$62,000 - $131,147  
[+]Engineering Technician (2)
Total Pay$62,000 - $131,147  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Residents of Washington, DC pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $100K per year; other top-paying cities include Philadelphia ($87K) and Panama City (approximately $54K). Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — about $118K annually on average.

Years of Experience

For employees with five to ten years at the company, wages tend to be at the $93K mark. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $83K. Broadly speaking, the largest slice of the Naval Surface Warfare Center workforce (37 percent) has a tenure of 20 years or more and earns about $115K per year.


Bringing in the most money are Electrical Engineers — their earnings average $94K. Aerospace Engineers are a close second at $92K.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $115K for Engineer in Trainings, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. It pays to have a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) at Naval Surface Warfare Center — these employees make the most at approximately $98K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Systems Engineering; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $133K. A common skill in Naval Surface Warfare Center's work force is Engineering Design; over a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Matlab, Project Management, and C++ were also reported by many survey participants.


Home to more men than women (Naval Surface Warfare Center's employee population is more than 3 to 1 male-to-female), most workers here are men.

Benefits and Perks

The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only one-half of workers report compensation for sick days and vacation time. The greater part of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for a strong majority of workers, and for most workers, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and optional telecommute / work from home.

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Key Stats

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$43,500 - $108,858
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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