Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $76K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Norfolk Naval Shipyard employees (30 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $63K 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. ($64K) and Norfolk, Va. (about $64K).
Nuclear Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $82K annually on average; Mechanical Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $66K, followed by Budget Analysts earning $59K and Electrical Engineers making around $56K.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $64K per year for Engineer in Trainings; non-accredited workers make much less. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Norfolk Naval Shipyard — these employees make the most at $65K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $76K per year. AutoCAD also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; over a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers are also familiar 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
When it comes to employee benefits, Norfolk Naval Shipyard has room for improvement — only half of survey participants are paid for vacation and sick time. A majority of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Norfolk Naval Shipyard sponsors. A large number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a little more than half of workers also include dental insurance. Norfolk Naval Shipyard employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and gym membership.