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Average Salary for Norfolk Naval Shipyard Employees

Compensation for Norfolk Naval Shipyard employees is around $67K annually on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at Norfolk Naval Shipyard fluctuate depending on your job title; how long you've been working and your city also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard typically pays:
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Employer: Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Mechanical Engineer (8)
$51,736 - $90,103  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (8)
Salary$49,960 - $82,940  
Bonus$220.78 - $3,769  
Total Pay$51,736 - $90,103  
[+]Nuclear Engineer (8)
$55,680 - $123,846  
[+]Nuclear Engineer (8)
Salary$56,660 - $115,160  
Total Pay$55,680 - $123,846  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
$43,757 - $94,192  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
Salary$45,095 - $92,272  
Total Pay$43,757 - $94,192  
[+]Welder (2)
$27,543 - $71,246  
[+]Welder (2)
Total Pay$27,543 - $71,246  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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Engineering Project Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $92K per year; Nuclear Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and Electrical Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $84K, approximately $65K, and around $56K, respectively.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard for between five and 10 years earn $76K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (26 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $64K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($99K annually) can be spotted in Chesapeake, Va.; Virginia Beach, Va. ($82K), Portsmouth, Va. (about $80K), and Norfolk, Va. (approximately $64K) are the next top-paying cities.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $72K per year for Certified Six Sigma Green Belts; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Engineer in Trainings with credentials; these people earn $64K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (ME); Norfolk Naval Shipyard awards around $90K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Technical Analysis; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $92K per year. AutoCAD is a popular skill among Norfolk Naval Shipyard workers, with just over two-fifths of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Project Management, 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

One-half of workers — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Norfolk Naval Shipyard provides an optional 401(k) plan, and more than half of workers participate. For nearly all workers, benefits include health insurance, and the larger part of workers get dental coverage, too. Some other advantages of working at Norfolk Naval Shipyard are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Norfolk Naval Shipyard


7 %
93 %
Data Not Available
$53,021 - $88,440
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
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