Corrosion Engineer Salary

Earnings for Corrosion Engineers in the United States come in at around $85K annually on average. For the most part, Corrosion Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision insurance.

$53,493 - $114,075
$53K
$85K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,914
10%
50%
90%

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$34.73 - $65.00
$38
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,493 - $114,075  
   
Bonus
$1,454 - $16,882  
Profit Sharing
$9,000  
Total Pay (?
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$54,215 - $132,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$38.00  
   
Overtime
$64.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,454 - $16,882  
   
Profit Sharing
$9,000  
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).
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$54,215 - $132,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Corrosion Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Corrosion Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Corrosion Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 43 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Corrosion Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Corrosion Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 6 salaries. A Corrosion Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Corrosion Engineer

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲29%

Late-Career
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$89,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Material Science
▲20%

National Average
$89,000

Engineering Design
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 7%
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