Average Salary for Naval Surface Warfare Center Employees

The average employee at Naval Surface Warfare Center takes home $89K per year. Naval Surface Warfare Center paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though your experience level and your city are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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The highest average salaries go to Chemical Engineers, who bring in close to $127K annually, though Electronics Engineers are not far behind at $105K along with Mechanical Engineers (about $79K) and Systems Analysts (approximately $68K). Financial compensation for Electrical Engineers is rather low — on average only around $61K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $85K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $56K annually. The largest slice of the Naval Surface Warfare Center workforce (36 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, $116K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($113K annually) can be spotted in Bethesda, Md.; Crane, Ind. ($103K), Philadelphia, Pa. (around $93K), and Bloomington, Ind. (approximately $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. Naval Surface Warfare Center workers in Maryland earn the most — approximately $118K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $100K annually. Engineer in Trainings with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $90K per year. Those with a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) at Naval Surface Warfare Center come out on top, and their salaries approach $119K annually.


Employees who count Engineering Design among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $120K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; more than a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Autodesk Software were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, Naval Surface Warfare Center has room for improvement — only one in four employees are paid for vacation and sick time. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. The vast majority of employees report having health insurance, and a majority of workers report having dental coverage. Naval Surface Warfare Center employees also enjoy perks such as flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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