Average Salary for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Employees

The average American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) employee earns $79K annually. At American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is how long you've been working — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your role at the company and where you live each factor into the equation as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $73K per year. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $71K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (24 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $140K per year on average.


Earning $167K annually on average, Finance Directors receive the most money, followed by Naval Architects ($81K), Structural Engineers (approximately $77K), and Marine Surveyors ($76K).


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

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Public Accountants are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $167K annually. American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $102K per year.


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 $125K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; just under a third deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Engineering Design, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only one-half of workers. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Almost all employees receive health insurance, and a strong majority of employees get dental coverage. American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and a company cell phone.

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Key Stats for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)


30 %
70 %
$37,707 - $157,222
$50,000 - $133,272
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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