Corrosion Engineer Salary

Corrosion Engineers in the United States take home approximately $84K annually on average. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision plans. The majority of Corrosion Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Corrosion Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 69 percent to be exact. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,952 - $114,498
$54K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,398
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50%
90%

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$29.48 - $55.00
$34
MEDIAN: $33.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,952 - $114,498  
   
Bonus
$1,500 - $16,756  
Profit Sharing
$12,500  
Total Pay (?
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$55,002 - $131,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$33.97  
   
Overtime
$47.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,500 - $16,756  
   
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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$55,002 - $131,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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.


For Corrosion Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $80K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $84K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $97K in this role. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $111K.

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Key Stats for Corrosion Engineer

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$85,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Material Science
▲27%

National Average
$85,000

Engineering Design
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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