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Corrosion Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Corrosion Engineers earn an average of $80K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$49,927 - $124,379
MEDIAN: $79,955

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$49,927 - $124,379  
$0.00 - $19,653  
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$1,500 - $12,500  
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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).
$49,204 - $134,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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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Survey takers who work as Corrosion Engineers usually report a few specific skills. Material Science and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Corrosion Engineer

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

The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $65K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $84K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $121K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Corrosion Engineers report making only $108K on average.

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Experience Affects Corrosion Engineer Salaries

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National Average

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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 16 votes.


9 %
91 %

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: 95% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 4%