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Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salary (United States)

An average Marine Engineer or Naval Architect in the United States can expect to take home roughly $75K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Marine Engineer or Naval Architects claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salary (?
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$50,472 - $131,602
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $75,090
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Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salary (?
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$18.25 - $42.41
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,472 - $131,602  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $11,920  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $9,250  
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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$50,723 - $135,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.25 - $42.41  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $53.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $11,920  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $9,250  
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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$50,723 - $135,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Marine Engineer or Naval Architect

  • 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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Popular Skills for Marine Engineer or Naval Architect

Marine Engineer or Naval Architects note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Naval Engineering, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Naval Engineering. Most people familiar with Engineering Design also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Marine Engineer or Naval Architect

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Marine Engineer or Naval Architects with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $63K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $82K. Marine Engineer or Naval Architects bring in $90K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who boast more than two decades of experience make around $126K on average — an ample six-figure paycheck.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Houston
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National Average
$75,000
Seattle
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Marine Engineer or Naval Architects in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Marine Engineer or Naval Architects will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+26 percent). Seattle ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 3 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$75,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries

National Average
$75,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Naval Engineering
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%