Average Salary for Norfolk Naval Shipyard Employees

Norfolk Naval Shipyard employees bring home $65K per year on average. At Norfolk Naval Shipyard, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your experience level — it impacts salary more than anything else — though where you live and your job title each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $76K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $64K per year on average. The largest fraction of Norfolk Naval Shipyard people (23 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn $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. ($65K) and Norfolk, Va. (around $64K).


Nuclear Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $82K annually; Mechanical Engineers and Electrical Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $66K and around $56K, respectively.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Engineer in Trainings, who make about $64K per year. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in approximately $65K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $76K per year. AutoCAD is a popular skill among Norfolk Naval Shipyard workers, with nearly two in five of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office.


Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Only 43 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. A majority of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. At Norfolk Naval Shipyard, a majority of employees have health insurance, and the larger part of respondents have dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and gym membership.

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$53,231 - $84,843

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