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Average Salary for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Employees

The typical salary at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is $75K per year. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), but what you do at the company affects income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) typically pays:
above market

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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 (4)
$45,764 - $122,919  
[-]Marine Surveyor (4)
Salary$42,582 - $120,177  
Bonus$424.24 - $3,936  
Total Pay$45,764 - $122,919  
[+]Marine Engineer or Naval Architect (3)
$45,230 - $138,344  
[+]Marine Engineer or Naval Architect (3)
Salary$43,357 - $130,185  
Total Pay$45,230 - $138,344  
[+]Naval Architect (2)
$58,283 - $127,248  
[+]Naval Architect (2)
Salary$57,641 - $117,316  
Total Pay$58,283 - $127,248  
[+]Senior Structural Engineer (2)
$75,226 - $158,151  
[+]Senior Structural Engineer (2)
Total Pay$75,226 - $158,151  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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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: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $67K. Broadly speaking, the largest slice of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) workforce (31 percent) has a tenure of five to nine years and earns around $72K annually.


By state, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is about $120K per year.


Bringing in the most money are Naval Architects — their earnings average $81K. Marine Surveyors are a close second at approximately $76K along with Marine Engineer or Naval Architects ($54K).

Certifications and Degrees

Being an Engineer in Training certainly has its perks — salaries approach $80K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Welding Inspector s with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at $68K annually. The best paid folks at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) have a Master of Science (MS), Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, earning $81K per year.


The highest paying skill to have in this role seems to be Naval Engineering; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $82K. Engineering Design is a popular skill in the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) workforce; one-third of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of workers receive paid vacation from American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), and a fair portion of workers receive paid sick leave. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all workers, and for most workers, dental coverage is too. American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats

29 %
71 %
$36,398 - $81,067
$44,042 - $86,312
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

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