Marine Surveyor Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Marine Surveyors earn an average of $79K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Marine Surveyors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. About one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and nearly one-half claim dental coverage as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,127 - $118,185
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$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,108
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$14.79 - $148.99
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MEDIAN: $25.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,127 - $118,185  
   
Bonus
$81.09 - $15,152  
Profit Sharing
$3,700  
Total Pay (?
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$45,303 - $134,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $148.99  
   
Overtime
$37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$81.09 - $15,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,700  
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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$45,303 - $134,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Marine Surveyor

A marine surveyor works to ensure that marine vessels and structures are safe and up to statutory code. The job entails examining intricate details of individual ships and other structures that are typically found outside of ports and in the ocean. Strong attention to detail is needed, as well as the ability to understand and apply statutory safety and quality controls.

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Pay by Experience Level for Marine Surveyor

Pay by Experience for a Marine Surveyor has a positive trend. An entry-level Marine Surveyor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Marine Surveyor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Marine Surveyor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 24 salaries. A Marine Surveyor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,247

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

For Marine Surveyors, Houston provides a pay rate that is 9 percent greater than the national average. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Marine Surveyors in New Orleans earning a whopping 33 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Norfolk (28 percent less) and New York (2 percent less).

Key Stats for Marine Surveyor

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Marine Surveyor Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 24%
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