Average Salary for Naval Surface Warfare Center Employees

Naval Surface Warfare Center workers are not strangers to large paychecks, where average earnings swell to $91K per year. For the most part, employee paychecks at Naval Surface Warfare Center fluctuate depending on your city; your experience level and your job title also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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 (?
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[-]Electrical Engineer (5)
$54,346 - $131,710  
[-]Electrical Engineer (5)
Salary$56,777 - $126,768  
Bonus$412.87 - $9,970  
Total Pay$54,346 - $131,710  
[+]Aerospace Engineer (2)
$62,519 - $135,674  
[+]Aerospace Engineer (2)
Salary$60,655 - $131,805  
Total Pay$62,519 - $135,674  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (2)
$60,579 - $91,657  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (2)
Salary$60,169 - $89,788  
Total Pay$60,579 - $91,657  
[+]Engineering Technician (2)
$61,696 - $129,784  
[+]Engineering Technician (2)
Total Pay$61,696 - $129,784  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Residents of Washington, DC pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $100K annually; other top-paying cities include Philadelphia (approximately $87K) and Panama City ($54K). Naval Surface Warfare Center workers in California earn the most — $118K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $83K. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $93K. The greater proportion of employees (37 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home around $115K annually.


Electrical Engineers earn the highest median pay at about $94K, followed by Aerospace Engineers ($92K).

Certifications and Degrees

Engineer in Trainings receive bigger paychecks (approximately $115K) than those without credentials. Naval Surface Warfare Center workers who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) are also well compensated, earning $98K on average.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Systems Engineering; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $133K. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Engineering Design; more than a third deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Matlab, Project Management, and C++.


At Naval Surface Warfare Center, there are significantly more males than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Merely half of workers at Naval Surface Warfare Center earn paid vacation and paid sick time. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Naval Surface Warfare Center provides an optional 401(k) plan, and the greater part of workers participate. Naval Surface Warfare Center provides health insurance to a solid majority of workers, and a fair portion of workers do receive dental coverage. Privileges also include a casual working environment, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Key Stats for Naval Surface Warfare Center


6 %
94 %
Data Not Available
$43,500 - $108,858
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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