Average Salary for Norfolk Naval Shipyard Employees

The median income for Norfolk Naval Shipyard employees is $64K annually. Though your job title and where you live are influential salary factors for those at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, how long you've been working turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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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)
$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: 17 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make about $76K. Overall, the greater share of Norfolk Naval Shipyard folks have one to four years of experience and earn $63K per year.


The highest average salaries go to Nuclear Engineers, who bring in close to around $82K, though Mechanical Engineers are not far behind at $65K along with Program Analysts ($59K) and Electrical Engineers (approximately $56K).


Residents of Virginia Beach pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $82K annually; other top-paying cities include Portsmouth ($72K) and Norfolk (around $59K).

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Green Belts are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $72K. Becoming an Engineer in Training can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $64K. Norfolk Naval Shipyard compensates Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (ME)-holders the most at $90K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $80K. AutoCAD is a popular skill among Norfolk Naval Shipyard workers, with two in five of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Three more common skills are Project Management, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel.


Men are more likely to work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard than women, given the more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio.

Benefits and Perks

Merely one-half of workers at Norfolk Naval Shipyard earn paid vacation and paid sick time. A majority of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For the greater part of workers, benefits include health insurance, and more than half of workers get dental coverage, too. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, gym membership, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Norfolk Naval Shipyard


6 %
94 %
Data Not Available
$47,678 - $84,843
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 14 votes.

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