Corrosion Engineer Salary

Median pay for Corrosion Engineers in the United States is around $82K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up the vast majority of Corrosion Engineers (87 percent) who took the survey.

$51,472 - $123,833
(Median)
$51K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,289
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Salary
$51,472 - $123,833  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,639  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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$52,134 - $142,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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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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. 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.


For many Corrosion Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $81K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $67K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $108K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $110K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$79,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Material Science
up arrow 11%

National Average
$79,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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