Average Salary for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Employees

The median income for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) employees is $80K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; what you do at the company and where you live also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $72K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $73K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) employees (25 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $140K per year on average.


The highest average salaries go to Finance Directors, who bring in close to $167K annually, though Naval Architects are not far behind at about $81K along with Structural Engineers ($77K) and Marine Surveyors (around $76K).


The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at $86K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Public Accountants receive bigger paychecks ($167K annually) than those without credentials. Regarding salaries and education, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $102K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Java/J2EE among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $125K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Office; just under one in three deem it necessary for work. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Naval Engineering.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about one-half of workers — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of workers and dental coverage for a fair number of workers. American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and a company cell phone.

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Key Stats for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)


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72 %
$40,000 - $160,000
$50,000 - $133,272
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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