Average Salary for Norfolk Naval Shipyard Employees

The average employee at Norfolk Naval Shipyard takes home $59K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for Norfolk Naval Shipyard employees is your experience level, though your job title and geography play a role as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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  • Updated: 14 Jul 2017
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Years of Experience

When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (58 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $60K annually on average.


Bringing in the most money are Nuclear Engineers — their earnings average around $90K per year. Budget Analysts are a close second at $59K along with Mechanical Engineers ($58K) and Electricians ($54K).

Certifications and Degrees

Engineer in Trainings receive bigger paychecks (about $91K annually) than those without credentials. Norfolk Naval Shipyard compensates Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc)-holders the most at $68K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $94K annually. A garden variety skill at Norfolk Naval Shipyard is Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power; close to one-fourth of Norfolk Naval Shipyard's people use it regularly. Technical Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Just over a half of workers — the majority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Norfolk Naval Shipyard workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a fair number of employees, and for the larger part of employees, dental coverage is too. Other privileges include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a defined benefit retirement plan.

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Key Stats for Norfolk Naval Shipyard


23 %
77 %
$43,684 - $89,583

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$61,243 - $79,354
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
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