Mechanical Engineer Salary at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Home to the three top-paying cities for Mechanical Engineers at Northrop Grumman Corporation (Sunnyvale, Los Angeles, and San Diego), California dominates the job market for the field. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Mechanical Engineers at Northrop Grumman Corporation who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 87 percent. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a large number get vision benefits. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$61,293 - $115,899
MEDIAN: $72,436

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$61,293 - $115,899  
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$60,325 - $117,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Mechanical Engineers at Northrop Grumman Corporation who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $70K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $74K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $106K. Mechanical Engineers at Northrop Grumman Corporation who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $142K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word

National Average

Engineering Design
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Microsoft Excel
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Project Management
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Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.


13 %
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 93%
vision benefits Vision: 86% employee benefits None: 4%