Corrosion Engineer Salary

Pay for Corrosion Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $83K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Corrosion Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. The majority of Corrosion Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$51,833 - $126,149
(Median)
$52K
$83K
$130K
MEDIAN: $82,597
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$51,833 - $126,149  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $12,500  
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$52,960 - $149,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Corrosion Engineers who took the survey. Material Science and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Corrosion Engineer

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $65K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $80K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $110K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $112K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$79,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Material Science
up arrow 19%

National Average
$79,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 5%
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