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. Orbital Sciences Corporation pays its employees $86K annually on average. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Orbital Sciences Corporation, but how long you've been working and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Dulles, Virginia 20166


Aerospace, Radio and Television Broadcasting and Communications Equipment

Orbital Sciences Corp

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Senior Finance Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $140K per year; Senior Principal Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $109K, while Senior Mechanical Engineers and Senior Systems Engineers rank near the top as well ($91K and $86K, respectively). Earning only approximately $75K on average, Mechanical Engineers make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $79K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $74K per year on average. The largest fraction of Orbital Sciences Corporation people (27 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $107K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($99K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Chandler, Ariz. (around $91K), Sterling, Va. ($91K), and Greenbelt, Md. ($85K) are the next top-paying cities. Gilbert, Ariz. ranks low on the pay scale — at $61K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in District of Columbia, where the average salary is $99K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Information Systems Security Professionals, who make about $90K per year. Orbital Sciences Corporation workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) are also well compensated, earning approximately $143K on average.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $104K annually. Engineering Design is regularly seen around here; just under a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, Matlab, and Systems Engineering as well.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Orbital Sciences Corporation provides health insurance to most workers, and a large number of respondents do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Orbital Sciences Corporation are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Orbital Sciences Corporation


21 %
79 %
$42,894 - $87,455
$65,533 - $114,236

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

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