Earning $127K annually on average, Chemical Engineers receive the most money, followed by Electronics Engineers ($105K), Mechanical Engineers (approximately $79K), and Systems Analysts (around $68K). Near the bottom at Naval Surface Warfare Center are Electrical Engineers, pulling in an average of just about $61K.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $56K per year. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $85K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (38 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make about $116K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($113K annually) can be spotted in Bethesda, Md.; Crane, Ind. ($103K), Philadelphia, Pa. (approximately $93K), and Bloomington, Ind. (around $92K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Panama City, Fla.; in fact, at $72K it is one of the worst-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Maryland, where salaries average out at around $118K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $100K annually. On average, salaries rise to $90K per year for accredited Engineer in Trainings. Naval Surface Warfare Center workers who hold a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) are also well compensated, earning about $119K on average.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Engineering Design; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $120K annually. A garden variety skill at Naval Surface Warfare Center is Project Management; more than a third of Naval Surface Warfare Center's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Autodesk Software.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only a quarter of survey participants. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. The vast majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of respondents also include dental insurance. Naval Surface Warfare Center employees also enjoy perks such as flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.