The highest paychecks go to Engineering Project Managers, who earn an average $92K annually, closely trailed by Nuclear Engineers (approximately $82K), Mechanical Engineers ($65K), and Electrical Engineers (about $56K).
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $76K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $64K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($99K per year) can be spotted in Chesapeake, Va.; Virginia Beach, Va. ($82K), Portsmouth, Va. ($72K), and Norfolk, Va. (approximately $64K) are the next top-paying cities.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $72K annually for Certified Six Sigma Green Belts; non-accredited workers make much less. Engineer in Trainings also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $64K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (ME); Norfolk Naval Shipyard awards $90K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Technical Analysis; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $92K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Norfolk Naval Shipyard is AutoCAD, with about two in five considering it a key competency. Many workers are also familiar with Project Management, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office.
Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Only 44 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Norfolk Naval Shipyard provides an optional 401(k) plan, and the larger part of survey participants participate. For the vast majority of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and the larger part of employees get dental coverage, too. Privileges also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and a casual working environment.