Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salary

Marine Engineer or Naval Architects in the United States take home an average $87K annually. Cash earnings for Marine Engineer or Naval Architects — including $12K in bonuses and $97K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $55K to $145K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Marine Engineer or Naval Architects are male. The majority of Marine Engineer or Naval Architects claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,427 - $133,955
$54K
$87K
$130K
MEDIAN: $87,494
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$54,427 - $133,955  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,365  
Profit Sharing
$4.30 - $96,958  
Total Pay (?
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$54,825 - $145,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Marine Engineer or Naval Architect

Pay by Experience for a Marine Engineer or Naval Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Marine Engineer or Naval Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Marine Engineer or Naval Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Marine Engineer or Naval Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 15 salaries. A Marine Engineer or Naval Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $144,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $93,290

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Marine Engineer or Naval Architects, 7 percent higher than the national average. Marine Engineer or Naval Architects will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+1 percent). Marine Engineer or Naval Architects in Seattle make 22 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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Key Stats for Marine Engineer or Naval Architect

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries

▲54%

▲4%

National Average
$93,000

▼1%

▼26%

Skills That Affect Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries

Naval Engineering
▲1%

Engineering Design
▲1%

National Average
$93,000

Microsoft Excel
▼6%

Project Management
▼11%

Microsoft Office
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 94%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 3%
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