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Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salary

Marine Engineer or Naval Architects in the United States take home an average $81K per year. Total cash compensation for Marine Engineer or Naval Architects runs from $55K to $144K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $40K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Marine Engineer or Naval Architects. Men make up the vast majority of Marine Engineer or Naval Architects (88 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage.

$55,151 - $139,179
(Median)
$55K
$81K
$140K
MEDIAN: $80,822
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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 (?
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,151 - $139,179  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $39,732  
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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$54,738 - $144,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $14,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $39,732  
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).
)
$54,738 - $144,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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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Typical Marine Engineer or Naval Architects report a focused set of job 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. Those with knowledge of Engineering Design tend to be skilled in Naval Engineering as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Marine Engineer or Naval Architect

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


For many Marine Engineer or Naval Architects, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $65K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $83K. On average, Marine Engineer or Naval Architects make $99K following one to two decades on the job. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $123K on average.

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Experience Affects Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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 1%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 6%
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