Corrosion Engineer Salary

Corrosion Engineers in the United States take home approximately $83K per year on average. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Corrosion Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (87 percent) of Corrosion Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male.

$51,290 - $125,931

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$51,290 - $125,931  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,017 - $16,278  
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$51,901 - $149,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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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Corrosion Engineers note just a narrow range of job skills. Material Science and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Corrosion Engineer

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


Corrosion Engineers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $66K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $80K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $110K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $112K.

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Experience Affects Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Material Science
up arrow 18%

National Average
$80,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
14%
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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