Average Salary for Orbital Sciences Corporation Employees

Dulles, Va.-based Orbital Sciences Corporation hires for positions ranging from Aerospace Engineer to Mechanical Engineer in the aerospace. The median income for Orbital Sciences Corporation employees is $81K annually. Orbital Sciences Corporation paychecks are largely negotiated based on how long you've been working, though your role at the company and geography are also considered. 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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Years of Experience

Average pay is $81K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $73K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $103K per year.


Senior Principal Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $121K annually; Principal Mechanical Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $106K, while Senior Systems Engineers and Senior Mechanical Engineers rank near the top as well (about $94K and $91K, respectively). Electrical Engineers at Orbital Sciences Corporation do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $73K on average) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($96K per year) can be spotted in Brigham City, Utah; Chandler, Ariz. ($93K), Sterling, Va. (around $91K), and Phoenix, Ariz. (about $80K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $70K, Greenbelt, Md. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Maryland, where the average Orbital Sciences Corporation employee makes $96K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Certificate Holders receive bigger paychecks ($148K per year) than those without credentials. Certified Six Sigma Green Belts with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $101K annually. At Orbital Sciences Corporation, employees who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) receive the highest salaries at around $111K.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Technical Analysis; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $101K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Engineering Design; over a third consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

The vast majority of employees report contributing to a 401(k). A large number of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for most workers also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes 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


20 %
80 %
$56,502 - $101,478
$63,333 - $108,965
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
$62,724 - $93,581
$74,680 - $119,448
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$71,954 - $109,712
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