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Average Salary for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Employees

An average American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) employee can expect to make $83K per year. For the most part, employee paychecks at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) fluctuate depending on your job title; your experience level also matters, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) typically pays:
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Employer: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Marine Surveyor (3)
$46,462 - $146,868  
[-]Marine Surveyor (3)
Salary$43,013 - $116,844  
Total Pay$46,462 - $146,868  
[+]Marine Engineer or Naval Architect (2)
$44,212 - $141,556  
[+]Marine Engineer or Naval Architect (2)
Salary$48,513 - $135,317  
Total Pay$44,212 - $141,556  
[+]Naval Architect (2)
$56,308 - $138,091  
[+]Naval Architect (2)
Salary$57,243 - $115,802  
Total Pay$56,308 - $138,091  
[+]Structural Engineer (2)
$59,578 - $96,065  
[+]Structural Engineer (2)
Salary$59,379 - $96,852  
Total Pay$59,578 - $96,065  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $76K annually on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $69K per year. Overall, the greater share of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average approximately $140K annually.


American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) workers in California earn the most — $120K per year on average.


Finance Directors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $167K annually — though Marine Surveyors, Naval Architects, and Structural Engineers also do fairly well at around $83K, $81K, and about $77K, respectively. With salaries averaging $54K, Marine Engineer or Naval Architects are among the lowest paid at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Public Accountants earn $167K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Regarding salaries and education, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — around $108K.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Java/J2EE; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $125K annually. Engineering Design is a popular skill in the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) workforce; roughly two in five of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by the larger part of employees. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Nearly all workers receive health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants get dental coverage. American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)


26 %
74 %
$53,020 - $160,000
$49,665 - $134,377
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
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