With slightly more than half of Marine Engineer or Naval Architects in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Marine Engineer or Naval Architects is $89K per year and can range from $56K on the lower end to $170K per year near the higher end. In the world of Marine Engineer or Naval Architects, total cash compensation can vary between $56K and $170K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $41K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and nearly all earn dental coverage. The majority of Marine Engineer or Naval Architects claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$58,186 - $146,964
$58K
$89K
$150K
MEDIAN: $88,997
10%
50%
90%

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$30.25 - $57.00
$40
MEDIAN: $40.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$58,186 - $146,964  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $41,217  
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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$56,138 - $170,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$40.23  
   
Overtime
$44.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,426  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $41,217  
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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$56,138 - $170,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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

  • 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.
  • Perform structural and hydrodynamic analyses to approve designs and materials.
  • Study designs, proposals, and materials to ensure marine products are viable and meet standards.

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Pay by Experience Level for Marine Engineer or Naval Architect

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


Marine Engineer or Naval Architects with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $70K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $91K. Marine Engineer or Naval Architects see a median salary of $99K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $144K.

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Key Stats for Marine Engineer or Naval Architect

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$94,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$94,000


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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