Years of Experience
Average pay is $72K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $73K per year. The greater proportion of employees (25 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $140K annually.
The highest average salaries go to Finance Directors, who bring in close to approximately $167K per year, though Naval Architects are not far behind at $81K along with Structural Engineers ($77K) and Marine Surveyors ($76K).
By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) employee makes about $86K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Public Accountants, who make $167K per year. American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning approximately $102K on average.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Java/J2EE; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $125K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is Microsoft Office, with slightly less than a third considering it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Naval Engineering.
Benefits and Perks
Merely one-half of employees at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) earn paid vacation and paid sick time. American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all respondents, and for a solid majority of employees, dental coverage is too. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and a subsidized cell phone.