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Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salary

Median pay for Marine Engineer or Naval Architects in the United States is around $79K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (89 percent) of Marine Engineer or Naval Architects who answered the questionnaire are male. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Marine Engineer or Naval Architects.

$53,604 - $138,630
(Median)
$54K
$79K
$140K
MEDIAN: $79,141
10%
50%
90%

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$18.38 - $69.49
(Median)
$18
$30
$69
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,604 - $138,630  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $14,617  
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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$53,079 - $143,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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 - $14,617  
   
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).
)
$53,079 - $143,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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.

Common Career Paths for Marine Engineer or Naval Architect


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For Marine Engineer or Naval Architects, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Marine Engineer or Naval Architects earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Naval Architect.

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Marine Engineer or Naval Architects report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. Naval Engineering is a skill commonly found among those who know Engineering Design.

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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $64K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $83K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Marine Engineer or Naval Architects make a median salary of $93K. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $123K.

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Experience Affects Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$80,000

Naval Engineering
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%