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Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salary

Median pay for Marine Engineer or Naval Architects in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $80K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Marine Engineer or Naval Architects (89 percent) who took the survey are men. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$54,471 - $138,908
(Median)
$54K
$80K
$140K
MEDIAN: $80,405
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50%
90%

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$18.38 - $69.49
(Median)
$18
$30
$69
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,471 - $138,908  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $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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$53,947 - $143,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.38 - $69.49  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.52  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $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).
)
$53,947 - $143,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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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Marine Engineer or Naval Architects who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, Engineering Design, and Naval Engineering 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 are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Marine Engineer or Naval Architect

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $64K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $83K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Marine Engineer or Naval Architects make a median salary of $98K. Marine Engineer or Naval Architects who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $123K.

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Experience Affects Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$82,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$82,000

Naval Engineering
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%
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