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Average Salary for Orbital Sciences Corporation Employees

Headquartered in Dulles, Va., Orbital Sciences Corporation offers a range of employment opportunities in the aerospace, from Aerospace Engineer to Mechanical Engineer. The average Orbital Sciences Corporation employee earns $87K per year. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at Orbital Sciences Corporation, but your experience level and your city affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

Dulles, Virginia 20166


Aerospace, Radio and Television Broadcasting and Communications Equipment

Orbital Sciences Corp

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The highest paychecks go to Senior Finance Managers, who earn an average about $140K annually, closely trailed by Senior Principal Engineers ($107K), Principal Mechanical Engineers (approximately $104K), and Senior Mechanical Engineers (around $91K). Earning only $76K on average, Mechanical Engineers make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $82K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $74K annually. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $104K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $99K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Sterling, Va. ($92K), Chandler, Ariz. ($92K), and Greenbelt, Md. ($85K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $61K) in Gilbert, Ariz., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, District of Columbia offers the highest pay at about $99K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, who make $92K annually. On average, salaries rise to $83K per year for accredited Certified Information Systems Security Professionals. The best paid folks at Orbital Sciences Corporation have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE), earning $143K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $102K per year. Engineering Design is regularly seen around here; just under one in three of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Microsoft Office, Matlab, and Systems Engineering round out the set of key employee skills.


Orbital Sciences Corporation's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

The vast majority of employees report contributing to a 401(k). For most respondents, benefits include health insurance, and nearly all workers get dental coverage, too. Orbital Sciences Corporation folks also make good use of a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Orbital Sciences Corporation


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$42,894 - $93,353
$64,167 - $108,189
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