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.