Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salary

The average Marine Engineer or Naval Architect in the United States earns approximately $86K annually. Total incomes of Marine Engineer or Naval Architects incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $18K from bonuses and close to $40K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $58K and $155K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Marine Engineer or Naval Architects. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,900 - $140,981
(Median)
$59K
$86K
$140K
MEDIAN: $86,188
10%
50%
90%

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$18.12 - $70.52
(Median)
$18
$36
$71
MEDIAN: $36.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$58,900 - $140,981  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,000  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $40,268  
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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$57,612 - $155,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$18.12 - $70.52  
   
Overtime
$43.99  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $40,268  
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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$57,612 - $155,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $67K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $88K. Marine Engineer or Naval Architects with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $98K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $127K.

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Experience Affects Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$88,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Naval Engineering
up arrow 1%

National Average
$88,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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