Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salary

Earnings for Marine Engineer or Naval Architects in the United States come in at around $81K per year on average. Cash earnings for Marine Engineer or Naval Architects — including $14K in bonuses and $39K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $54K to $145K depending on individual performance. Career length 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 (88 percent) survey respondents are men. Most Marine Engineer or Naval Architects report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$54,802 - $139,706
(Median)
$55K
$81K
$140K
MEDIAN: $81,417
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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
$54,802 - $139,706  
   
Bonus
$150.00 - $13,500  
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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$54,391 - $144,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.38 - $69.49  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.32  
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
$150.00 - $13,500  
   
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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$54,391 - $144,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, Naval Engineering, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office. Many workers who know Engineering Design also know 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $65K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $82K. For Marine Engineer or Naval Architects, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $99K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $123K.

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Experience Affects Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$83,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Naval Engineering
0%

National Average
$83,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 7%
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