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 Electrical Engineer. Compensation for Orbital Sciences Corporation employees is around $79K annually on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at Orbital Sciences Corporation fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; geography and your job title also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Orbital Sciences Corporation Median Salary by Job


Electrical Engineer
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Mechanical Engineer
6 profiles

Aerospace Engineer
5 profiles

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Senior Mechanical Engineer
5 profiles

Senior Systems Engineer
4 profiles

Subcontracts Administrator
2 profiles

Mechanical Engineering Manager
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 07 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61
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About This Company

Dulles, Virginia 20166


Aerospace, Radio and Television Broadcasting and Communications Equipment

Orbital Sciences Corp

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Average pay is about $82K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $72K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Orbital Sciences Corporation employees (37 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $98K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($121K annually) can be spotted in Columbia, Md.; Salt Lake City, Utah (approximately $97K), Chandler, Ariz. ($92K), and Sterling, Va. ($91K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($76K) in Dulles, Va., one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Maryland; salaries there average to $96K per year.


Principal Mechanical Engineers earn the highest median pay at around $103K annually, followed by Senior Systems Engineers (about $94K), Senior Mechanical Engineers (approximately $90K), and Aerospace Engineers ($79K). Buyers make an average approximately $58K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Green Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $108K per year. Earning an ASME Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Certification certification garners significant financial rewards of around $92K annually on average. Orbital Sciences Corporation workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) are also well compensated, earning $90K on average.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $93K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Engineering Design; roughly two-fifths consider it a key competency. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Matlab were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Orbital Sciences Corporation provides an optional 401(k) plan, and the vast majority of survey participants participate. Orbital Sciences Corporation provides health insurance to a large number of workers, and a large number of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Orbital Sciences Corporation also dishes out privileges such as 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


21 %
79 %
$54,491 - $100,541
$63,584 - $105,285

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$62,585 - $89,857
$70,500 - $102,789
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$80,678 - $109,275

Popular Locations for Orbital Sciences Corporation

  1. Chandler, Arizona
  2. Dulles, Virginia
  3. Phoenix, Arizona
  4. Washington, District of Columbia
  5. Sterling, Virginia
  6. Salt Lake City, Utah
  7. Columbia, Maryland

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