Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $76K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $64K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (23 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make $89K annually on average.
Residents of Chesapeake, Va. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $99K per year; other top-paying cities include Portsmouth, Va. (about $65K) and Norfolk, Va. ($64K).
Earning approximately $82K annually on average, Nuclear Engineers receive the most money, followed by Mechanical Engineers ($66K) and Electrical Engineers (around $56K).
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to about $64K per year for Engineer in Trainings, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The best paid folks at Norfolk Naval Shipyard have a Bachelor's Degree, earning $65K annually.
Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $76K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Norfolk Naval Shipyard is AutoCAD; nearly two in five of employees use it for work. Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Norfolk Naval Shipyard's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Only 43 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Norfolk Naval Shipyard sponsors a 401(k) program, and a majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. For nearly all survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and the larger part of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and gym membership.