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Average Salary for Naval Surface Warfare Center Employees

Naval Surface Warfare Center offers hefty wages with the average worker making $91K per year. Though what you do at the company and geography are influential salary factors for those at Naval Surface Warfare Center, your experience level turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Naval Surface Warfare Center typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Naval Surface Warfare Center
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Mechanical Engineer (5)
$49,096 - $112,299  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (5)
Salary$50,291 - $112,990  
Total Pay$49,096 - $112,299  
[+]Electrical Engineer (5)
$54,237 - $132,114  
[+]Electrical Engineer (5)
Salary$56,814 - $126,103  
Bonus$423.11 - $8,244  
Total Pay$54,237 - $132,114  
[+]Chemical Engineer (2)
$60,467 - $161,020  
[+]Chemical Engineer (2)
Salary$62,644 - $156,661  
Total Pay$60,467 - $161,020  
[+]Engineering Technician (2)
$63,193 - $126,380  
[+]Engineering Technician (2)
Total Pay$63,193 - $126,380  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $77K annually on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $94K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (38 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make $115K annually on average.


Bringing in the most money are Chemical Engineers — their earnings average $112K per year. Electrical Engineers are a close second at approximately $87K along with Mechanical Engineers (around $63K).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $109K annually) can be spotted in Bethesda, Md.; Washington, DC ($93K), Philadelphia, Pa. ($89K), and Panama City, Fla. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Crane, Ind. — at approximately $69K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Naval Surface Warfare Center pays its Maryland employees the most; the pay rate there is 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 $110K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Engineer in Trainings with credentials; these people earn $88K per year on average. Regarding salaries and education, Naval Surface Warfare Center pays those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) the most — $98K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Engineering Design among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $110K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; just under one in three of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Matlab, and Labview.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 29 percent. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At Naval Surface Warfare Center, the larger part of employees have health insurance, and a majority of employees have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are flexible hours, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Naval Surface Warfare Center


23 %
77 %
$82,025 - $110,389
$59,600 - $105,142
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
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