Close to one-half of Marine Engineer or Naval Architects in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $61K to $168K per year, and the average comes out to $88K annually. Cash earnings for Marine Engineer or Naval Architects — including $18K in bonuses and $41K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $61K to $168K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Marine Engineer or Naval Architects enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage.

$59,967 - $145,485
(Median)
$60K
$88K
$150K
MEDIAN: $87,894
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90%

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MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$59,967 - $145,485  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,879  
Profit Sharing
$1,454 - $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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$61,049 - $168,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$40.23  
   
Overtime
$41.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,879  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,454 - $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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$61,049 - $168,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Marine Engineer or Naval Architects. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $69K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $90K on average. Marine Engineer or Naval Architects bring in $98K after working for 10 to 20 years. Marine Engineer or Naval Architects who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $131K.

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Experience Affects Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$92,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$92,000

Naval Engineering
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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