Average Salary for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Employees

The average American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) employee earns $76K per year. Your experience level primarily drives compensation; however, what you do at the company is also reported as a secondary influence on salary at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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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)
$45,123 - $135,513  
[-]Marine Surveyor (4)
Salary$42,286 - $118,666  
Bonus$446.50 - $4,418  
Total Pay$45,123 - $135,513  
[+]Marine Engineer or Naval Architect (3)
$49,357 - $137,184  
[+]Marine Engineer or Naval Architect (3)
Salary$41,251 - $123,190  
Total Pay$49,357 - $137,184  
[+]Naval Architect (2)
$56,785 - $131,978  
[+]Naval Architect (2)
Salary$60,396 - $116,784  
Total Pay$56,785 - $131,978  
[+]Senior Structural Engineer (2)
$74,399 - $162,616  
[+]Senior Structural Engineer (2)
Total Pay$74,399 - $162,616  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $67K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) employees (30 percent) have five to nine years of experience and typically earn about $72K annually.


By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $120K per year.


Naval Architects earn the highest median pay at $81K, followed by Marine Surveyors (around $76K) and Marine Engineer or Naval Architects ($54K).

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $80K for Engineer in Trainings; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Certified Welding Inspector can certainly pay off here; those folks make $68K. At American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), employees who hold a Master of Science (MS), Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering receive the highest salaries at approximately $81K.


Employees who count Naval Engineering among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $82K. Engineering Design is a popular skill in the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) workforce; roughly a third of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) pays the majority of its employees — more than half of workers — for vacation time as well as sick leave. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a fair portion of workers have health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage. Perks also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)


28 %
72 %
$36,398 - $81,067
$44,385 - $96,000
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 10 votes.

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