Average Salary for Norfolk Naval Shipyard Employees

A salary of $71K per year is the median rate at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. At Norfolk Naval Shipyard, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is geography — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your experience level and what you do at the company each factor into the equation as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($115K annually) can be spotted in Virginia Beach, Va.; Chesapeake, Va. (around $99K), Portsmouth, Va. (about $73K), and Norfolk, Va. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $76K per year on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $63K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Norfolk Naval Shipyard folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average around $100K per year.


The highest average salaries go to Nuclear Engineers, who bring in close to $82K annually, though Mechanical Engineers are not far behind at $69K along with Budget Analysts (about $59K) and Electrical Engineers ($56K).

Certifications and Degrees

Engineer in Trainings receive bigger paychecks (approximately $64K per year) than those without credentials. Regarding salaries and education, Norfolk Naval Shipyard pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) the most — $93K.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $89K annually. A garden variety skill at Norfolk Naval Shipyard is Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power; more than a third of Norfolk Naval Shipyard's people use it regularly. Three more common skills are AutoCAD, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office.


The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Norfolk Naval Shipyard pays the majority of its employees — slightly more than half of workers — for vacation time as well as sick leave. Approximately one-half of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. At Norfolk Naval Shipyard, a little more than half of workers have health insurance, and a little over a half of workers have dental coverage. Norfolk Naval Shipyard also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, gym membership, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Norfolk Naval Shipyard


12 %
88 %
$54,361 - $93,295
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME), Mechanical Engineering (ME)

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