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Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer Salary
in Virginia, United States

$106,690 (USD)

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Last updated: February 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer is $106,690 a year and $51 an hour in Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer is between $74,240 and $132,633. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Virginia, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Designs and runs tests on the guidance, navigation, and control systems of aircraft and other flying objects, ranging from missiles and space shuttles to passenger jets and airplanes.
  • Designs, develops, writes codes, and analyzes guidance, navigation, and control algorithms, utilizing experience and skills in the field of flexible body control, filtering, trajectory optimization, aerodynamics, rendezvous and proximity operations, atmospheric entry, propulsive landing, fault management, software development, inertial, optical, ranging, and GPS sensor systems.
  • Develops launch vehicle and spacecraft dynamics simulators, runs computer simulations to determine how control and flight systems would perform under certain conditions, analyzes and optimizes spacecraft performance both in simulation and flight test, and models these simulations for other members of the development team.
Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer Job Prevalence in Virginia, United States

Job family: Aerospace Engineers

Job family population: 65,760

Estimated population of Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer jobs: 5,711

Rate of error: 3.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer Job Listings for Virginia, United States

Spacecraft GNC Engineer in Dulles, Virginia Careers at USA - VA - Dulles
Feb 7
Dulles, VA, USA
Fulcrum IT Services, LLC
Overview The PTR Group - wholly owned subsidiary of the Fulcrum is seeking a Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Engineer to join our team supporting Northrop Grumman Innovations ...
Senior/Lead UAV Software Engineer
Feb 13
Manassas, United States
Aurora Flight Sciences
... Guidance Navigation and Control Ground or Airborne Mission Systems General Aerospace Flight Control ... Programming CC++ Low Level Algorithms Microcontrollers and Embedded Processors Aurora Flight ...
JD037 Quality Control Engineer
Jan 30
Chantilly, United States
Dynex Technologies
Maintain and control calibration database. Provide engineering recommendation on improving the ... Able to navigate through MRP system and the network to find purchase orders, vendor information ...
Applications Engineer
Feb 14
Springfield, VA, USA
S. export control laws and regulations and the release of which to a foreign national may require ... navigation, wireless communication, and Web data management. The result is efficient, effective ...
Sr Information Assurance Engineer
Jan 3
Rosslyn, VA, USA
Nationwide IT Services
At a minimum, you must have four-plus (4+) years of experience conducting security control ... minimal guidance; * Ensuring required security authorization activities are completed and the ...
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