Mechanical Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation Salary

Mechanical Engineers at Northrop Grumman Corporation command the highest salaries in California; the three top-paying cities are Sunnyvale, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Mechanical Engineers at Northrop Grumman Corporation who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$61,686 - $114,394
MEDIAN: $72,992

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$61,686 - $114,394  
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$60,889 - $116,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For many Mechanical Engineers at Northrop Grumman Corporation, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Mechanical Engineers at Northrop Grumman Corporation in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $70K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $74K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $106K on average. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $142K.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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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 26 votes.


16 %
84 %

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: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 4%