Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salary

The average Marine Engineer or Naval Architect in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $86K per year. Total incomes of Marine Engineer or Naval Architects incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $12K from bonuses and close to $98K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $62K and $145K. Career duration 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 a large number earn dental coverage. The vast majority (82 percent) of Marine Engineer or Naval Architects who answered the questionnaire are male. Most Marine Engineer or Naval Architects like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$58,919 - $127,661
$59K
$86K
$130K
MEDIAN: $86,198
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Salary $58,919 - $127,661
Bonus $0.00 - $11,836
Profit Sharing $4.21 - $97,871
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$62,388 - $145,141
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46

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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

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

National Average: $90,754

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Marine Engineer or Naval Architects, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Marine Engineer or Naval Architects will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+4 percent). With compensation 20 percent below the national average, Seattle is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Marine Engineer or Naval Architect

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries

▲58%

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$91,000

▼24%

Skills That Affect Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries

Naval Engineering
▲4%

Engineering Design
▲4%

National Average
$91,000

Microsoft Excel
▼4%

Project Management
▼8%

Microsoft Office
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 3%
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