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Corrosion Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Corrosion Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $83K annually. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of Corrosion Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$52,009 - $123,867
MEDIAN: $82,776

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$52,009 - $123,867  
$0.00 - $30,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $12,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$53,133 - $140,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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Job Description for Corrosion Engineer

Corrosion engineers are most frequently found working in the energy industry, often with hydroelectric plants that rely on underwater turbines. They are also employed by oil companies who do offshore platform drilling in corrosive saltwater conditions. They can even be found working in mining and waste management professions. Whatever the industry, a corrosion engineer typically works to collect data via reports, inspections, and measurements to determine the speed and spread of corrosion and rust onset on metal parts and structures.


Corrosion Engineer Tasks

  • Identify corrosion mechanisms and calculate corrosion rates in operating machinery, piping, equipment, etc.
  • Provide guidance to resolve design, operation and maintenance issues.
  • Consult others on welding and repair
  • Inspect equipment to ensure safety, efficiency, integrity and compliance with applicable laws.
  • Help contractors, consultants and vendors design and implement programs with specific corrosion control objectives.

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Professional skills reported by Corrosion Engineers are few in number. Material Science and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Corrosion Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Corrosion Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $66K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $76K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $108K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $110K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Corrosion Engineer Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Material Science
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National Average

Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.


9 %
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 4%