Corrosion Engineer Salary

Average Corrosion Engineers in the United States make around $85K per year. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Most Corrosion Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Corrosion Engineers (62 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,280 - $114,498
$53K
$85K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,559
10%
50%
90%

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$32.00 - $65.00
$36
MEDIAN: $35.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,280 - $114,498  
   
Bonus
$1,532 - $16,988  
Profit Sharing
$12,500  
Total Pay (?
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$53,956 - $135,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$35.52  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,532 - $16,988  
   
Profit Sharing
$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).
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$53,956 - $135,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

  • 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.
  • Consult others on welding and repair
  • Identify corrosion mechanisms and calculate corrosion rates in operating machinery, piping, equipment, etc.
  • Provide guidance to resolve design, operation and maintenance issues.

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Pay by Experience Level for Corrosion Engineer

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $93K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $83K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $115K. For some reason, Corrosion Engineers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $111K.

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Key Stats for Corrosion Engineer

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲33%

Late-Career
▲29%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$86,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Material Science
▲24%

National Average
$86,000

Engineering Design
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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