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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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How This Employer Pays

Orbital Sciences Corporation typically pays:
1%
above market
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Employer: Orbital Sciences Corporation
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About This Company

21839 ATLANTIC BLVD
Dulles, Virginia 20166

1982

Aerospace, Radio and Television Broadcasting and Communications Equipment

Orbital Sciences Corp


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Jobs

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.

Locations

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.

Skills

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.

Gender

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

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %
Salary
$42,894 - $93,353
Salary
$64,167 - $108,189
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%
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