Average Salary for Naval Surface Warfare Center Employees

Naval Surface Warfare Center employees can expect to earn a comfortable salary, with average pay hovering around $93K per year. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at Naval Surface Warfare Center, but what you do at the company and geography affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $94K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $75K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (42 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make around $117K annually on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Chemical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $112K per year, the other salaries come in at $88K and approximately $63K, respectively.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($109K annually) can be spotted in Bethesda, Md.; Philadelphia, Pa. (about $93K), Washington, DC (approximately $93K), and Panama City, Fla. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Crane, Ind. is near the bottom for pay at $69K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Maryland, where the average salary 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 about $110K annually. Becoming an Engineer in Training can certainly pay off here; those folks make $88K on average. It pays to have a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) at Naval Surface Warfare Center — these employees make the most at around $98K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Systems Engineering; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $139K annually. A garden variety skill at Naval Surface Warfare Center is Engineering Design; just under one in three of Naval Surface Warfare Center's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and AutoDesk.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky few (35 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Most respondents save for retirement through Naval Surface Warfare Center's 401(k) plan. At Naval Surface Warfare Center, the larger part of workers have health insurance, and the larger part of survey participants have dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to flexible hours, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Naval Surface Warfare Center


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$82,025 - $110,389
$59,600 - $115,399
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