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.
|Salary||$54,427 - $133,955|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $12,365|
|Profit Sharing||$4.30 - $96,958|
|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).)
|$54,825 - $145,141|
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.Read More...
Marine engineers must be able to work indoors and outdoors as planning, design, and implementation may occur in the office or on-site at a job location. This position requires strict adherence to schedules and deadlines, and they must always strive to keep projects on-time and completed within deadlines in order to maintain positive relationships with customers.
A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and at least five to seven years of experience in marine engineering or naval architecture are generally required for this position, and candidates should also have knowledge of Autodesk software and Microsoft Office programs. Marine engineers must be able to work alone on projects with little supervision, but also be able to contribute within small groups.
Hours may fluctuate and vary depending upon project needs, and frequent travel within the region and sometimes outside of the region may be expected to ensure on-site completion of projects from start to finish. Background checks and drug screenings are generally required before offers of employment are extended.
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
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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