Corrosion Engineer Salary

Median pay for Corrosion Engineers in the United States is around $84K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Corrosion Engineers (87 percent) survey respondents are men.

$51,948 - $125,931

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$53,049 - $149,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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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Typical Corrosion Engineers report a focused set of job skills. Material Science and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Corrosion Engineer

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

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker earns $65K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $80K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $110K. Corrosion Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $112K on average.

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Experience Affects Corrosion Engineer Salaries

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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 10 votes.


13 %
87 %

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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 5%