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Corrosion Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Corrosion Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $83K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Corrosion Engineers is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,107 - $123,697
MEDIAN: $83,324

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National Salary Data (?
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$52,107 - $123,697  
$0.00 - $29,590  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $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).
$53,214 - $139,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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.


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 results show that Corrosion Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. Material Science and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Corrosion Engineer

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

Corrosion Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $67K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $73K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $110K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Corrosion Engineer Salaries

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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 14 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: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%