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Average Salary for Norfolk Naval Shipyard Employees

The median income for Norfolk Naval Shipyard employees is $65K annually. Norfolk Naval Shipyard paychecks are largely negotiated based on how long you've been working, though your role at the company and geography are also considered. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Norfolk Naval Shipyard typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
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)
$52,839 - $88,556  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (8)
Salary$49,551 - $85,063  
Bonus$208.41 - $3,570  
Total Pay$52,839 - $88,556  
[+]Nuclear Engineer (7)
$58,341 - $123,008  
[+]Nuclear Engineer (7)
Salary$54,874 - $111,898  
Total Pay$58,341 - $123,008  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
$43,595 - $93,508  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
Salary$44,853 - $93,934  
Total Pay$43,595 - $93,508  
[+]Electrician (2)
$33,189 - $92,906  
[+]Electrician (2)
Total Pay$33,189 - $92,906  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Years of Experience

Respondents with a company tenure of five to ten years tend to make $76K. In a nutshell, the largest fraction of Norfolk Naval Shipyard people (35 percent) have been in their field for one to four years and earn $63K per year.


Typically, Nuclear Engineers are the best paid with salaries hovering at about $82K; Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and Program Analysts also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $66K, around $65K, and approximately $59K, respectively.


Residents of Virginia Beach pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $82K annually; other top-paying cities include Portsmouth (about $72K) and Norfolk ($60K).

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Green Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $72K. Becoming an Engineer in Training can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $65K. Employees who have a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (ME) make the most here, hauling in $90K per year.


When it comes to skills, Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $80K. AutoCAD is regularly seen around here; over a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Project Management, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office.


At Norfolk Naval Shipyard, there are significantly more males than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-half of workers receive paid time off. A majority of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A strong majority of workers report having health insurance, and more than half of workers report having dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, gym membership, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats

7 %
93 %
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$47,344 - $86,387
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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