Corrosion Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Corrosion Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $81K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$50,728 - $123,359
(Median)
$51K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,306
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Salary
$50,728 - $123,359  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$1,989 - $5,139  
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$49,880 - $138,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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Job Description for Corrosion Engineer

  • 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. Fortunate workers who know Material Science command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $73K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $65K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $110K. Corrosion Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 42%

National Average
$77,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Material Science
up arrow 22%

National Average
$77,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 3%