Salary to Low for the experience?

Northrop Grumman 1333
Nov 14 19 Comments

So I feel as if NG is not fair to their internal employees.

I have been with NG for 7yrs 11mths.

Within this time frame I went from being a

* System Enginner 5 1/2Yrs T2
* (due to stop work) - T3 Busines Management postion as Program Planner and Scheduler Analyst.
* (due to stop work) - T2 Program Planner .. then back to T3.

* T3 Principal Systems Engineer Electronic (which position was named as Principal Systems Engineer)

with all those skills and time spent with the company. They refused to bump my salary when hired for the T3. After reading your salaries im ready to leave the company.

Current Salary $90k

What is your opinion on what salary I should already be at?

I only have a BS degree.

I have almost 8yrs experience overall with NG
3 years of IT outside of NG
I received Bravo and Innovation awards.
I have a PM certification (not the official PMP - just yet)

I was told due to not being an engineer in between, its why I cant go higher. That doesnt even make sense. New hired with 2yrs experience already starting at $92k +

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    The best way to get a better salary is to switch companies. Staying with the same job for years will only give you incremental increases. Switching jobs will give you a huge boost in salary.
    Nov 14 1
    • Northrop Grumman 1333
      OP
      Thanks yeah I think it’s definitely time.
      Nov 14
  • New / Product algeroise
    If you are based out of the DMV and your only background is in Federal work, then don’t compare yourself to people from the commercial side and definitely not FAANG, you will never catchup.
    Many of the years of Federal experience are not transferable to commercial yoe. So if you are looking to switch, your level might start lower but you will quickly catch up and will most likely have more TC from day 1.
    If you are not leaving the federal space, your TC will in general remain depressed.
    Having said that, $90k is too low. You could get $150k if you moved today (CACI, EY, PWC federal).
    Nov 14 1
    • Northrop Grumman 1333
      OP
      Thank you.
      Nov 24
  • Start scheduling interviews. Your company gives zero shits about your salary. You are getting older everyday. Do not lose your years on this greedy losers.
    Nov 14 1
    • Northrop Grumman 1333
      OP
      Yeah I think that’s the plan. It’s been a crappy road with them and all the hassles. Not worth it. Thanks.
      Nov 14
  • Cisco
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    People jump jobs for obvious reasons, and those reasons are very valid. One of them is to bump their salary. Looking for a nice bump internally only leaves you stressed
    Nov 14 2
    • Northrop Grumman 1333
      OP
      So true! Yeah I am glad I downloaded this app because it made me realize I’m being screwed and time to go.
      Nov 14
    • Cisco
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      Good luck with your journey!!
      Nov 14
  • Salesforce / Eng Full-Send
    TC 130k based out of South Florida. 4yoe. Leave now man.
    Nov 14 1
    • Northrop Grumman 1333
      OP
      Wow ridiculous it’s time. Thank you
      Nov 24
  • New Abashag
    Not always. At higher levels, say L7 Amazon or 66 MS, the roles can become a little more scarce.
    Nov 14 0
  • Northrop Grumman 1333
    OP
    Currently a level 3 engineer
    Nov 14 3
    • Thermo Fisher / Eng l🥺🍷🤯🥺l
      Whats a level 3? Senior? Principal?
      Nov 14
    • Northrop Grumman 1333
      OP
      principal
      Nov 14
    • Thermo Fisher / Eng l🥺🍷🤯🥺l
      I was offered 130k when i interviewed there for senior level last year. So yea too low.
      Nov 14
  • Northrop Grumman 1333
    OP
    I’m in the Florida area. But I have to agree I am for sure. Being underpaid. Their excuse was the change from engineer to business management. Which is bull. Only reason for that was because of a stop work order and 30 days (twice) to find a replacement.
    Nov 24 0
  • New / Eng lHpK84
    Those fed contractors make their money by hiring people who will take low salaries,.and often no experience, or and overcharging the government.

    With 7 years of experience you could probably find a gs-13/14 position at a federal agency with stellar benefits and make up to 110-120k a year.

    Source: know a contractor making 85k who switched over and got a 30k pay raise

    You're underpaid, esp if DC area but don't expect NG to match
    Nov 14 0
  • Tesla / Eng 🐉⛈
    Are you a PM or a engineer?
    Nov 14 0

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