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Industry-Leading Education Assistance

24 credit hours per academic year at no cost to you? We can do that.

We’ll pay your tuition for up to 24 credit hours per academic year for a relevant degree or part-time coursework. Staff members in part-time doctoral programs are eligible for 200 hours of paid leave per year while in the dissertation phase, for up to three years. The Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering also offers convenient on-site classes.

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A Robust Retirement Plan

We contribute up to 10.5% of your pay to your retirement savings.

The 10.5% includes a foundational APL contribution of 2.5% of your pay, plus matching contributions of $2 for every $1 of staff member contributions, up to a maximum of 8% of your pay.

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A Career of Balance

Enhancing your well-being is a foundational element of our culture. Participate in staff-led guided meditation, or take a yoga class on the Central Green. Walk with your coworkers around campus on our Wellness Walking Circuits, or grab lunch and sit at one of our outdoor seating areas.

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Working at APL gave me the ability to go back to school, learn new skills, and earn additional degrees. I’ve taken advantage of the program to get two master's degrees.”
—John

Investing in the Future

A merit-based program available after five years of employment, the APL Dependent Scholarship is a great way for your child to earn their undergraduate degree at regionally or nationally accredited institutions. We believe education is one of the most worthwhile investments we can make, and we’re happy to play a part in creating the leaders of tomorrow.


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Exceptional Benefits to Support Your Well-Being


Generous Vacation and Leave

Comprehensive Health Plans

Wide Range of Employee Resource Groups

Industry-Leading Education Assistance

On-Site Fitness Centers

Short- and Long-Term Disability

Charitable Giving and Volunteer Activities

Dependent Scholarship Program

Robust Retirement Savings Plans

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