Average Salary for Orbital Sciences Corporation Employees

Orbital Sciences Corporation is a aerospace firm headquartered in Dulles, Va. that hires for Aerospace Engineer positions, Mechanical Engineer roles, and more. Compensation for Orbital Sciences Corporation employees is around $86K per year on average. At Orbital Sciences Corporation, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your job title — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your experience level and where you live each factor into the equation as well. The data for this report comes from responses to 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 $140K annually; 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 (around $91K and approximately $86K, respectively). Mechanical Engineers make an average about $75K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $74K per year on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $79K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (27 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $107K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($99K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Chandler, Ariz. ($91K), Sterling, Va. (approximately $91K), and Greenbelt, Md. (about $85K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Gilbert, Ariz.; in fact, at $61K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of District of Columbia pays Orbital Sciences Corporation the most — about $99K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Information Systems Security Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $90K annually. Regarding salaries and education, Orbital Sciences Corporation pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) the most — around $143K.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $104K per year. Folks here also tend to know Engineering Design; on the survey, just under one in three of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Microsoft Office, Matlab, and Systems Engineering were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all workers save for retirement through Orbital Sciences Corporation's 401(k) plan. Most respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of employees also include dental insurance. 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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