Marine Surveyor Salary

The average Marine Surveyor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $70K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Marine Surveyors (88 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,896 - $103,509
(Median)
$40K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,448
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$13.70 - $106.52
(Median)
$14
$26
$110
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,896 - $103,509  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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$39,694 - $118,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $106.52  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $74.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
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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$39,694 - $118,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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

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


Marine Surveyors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $57K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $74K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $85K. Marine Surveyors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $94K.

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Experience Affects Marine Surveyor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 14%
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