Corrosion Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Corrosion Engineers earn an average of $82K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Corrosion Engineers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage.

$51,833 - $126,149
(Median)
$52K
$82K
$130K
MEDIAN: $81,788
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Salary
$51,833 - $126,149  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,201  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $12,500  
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$52,960 - $149,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Typical Corrosion Engineers report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Material Science command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Corrosion Engineers. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $65K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $76K on average. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $110K. Corrosion Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $111K on average.

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Experience Affects Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 40%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Material Science
up arrow 20%

National Average
$78,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 4%
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