Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salary

An average Marine Engineer or Naval Architect in the United States can expect to take home roughly $82K annually. Cash earnings for Marine Engineer or Naval Architects — including $15K in bonuses and $39K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $56K to $146K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,455 - $140,222

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$18.25 - $70.03

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,455 - $140,222  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $39,453  
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).
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$55,854 - $146,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.25 - $70.03  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $39,453  
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).
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$55,854 - $146,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Marine Engineer or Naval Architect

The marine engineer or naval architect’s primary focus involves implementing designs and solutions to problems in the marine technology field so clients' demands can be met with extraordinary results. These engineers must be able to make tough decisions which lead to quick and accurate solutions, so precision and attention to detail are very important in this position.

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Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Tasks

  • Perform structural and hydrodynamic analyses to approve designs and materials.
  • Study designs, proposals, and materials to ensure marine products are viable and meet standards.
  • Design and oversee construction of marine vessels or structures, and enforce quality standards and timeliness.
  • Investigate and test machinery, equipment, and installations for safety and durability.

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Professional skills reported by Marine Engineer or Naval Architects are few in number. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, Engineering Design, and Naval Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office. Aptitude in Engineering Design tends to also indicate an understanding of Naval Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Marine Engineer or Naval Architect

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


For many Marine Engineer or Naval Architects, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $65K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $82K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $101K on average. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $124K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 21%

National Average
$83,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$83,000

Naval Engineering
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 7%
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