Marine Surveyor Salary

Marine Surveyors in the United States can expect wages of $71K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Marine Surveyors who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. The majority of Marine Surveyors claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,818 - $110,091
(Median)
$41K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,989
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$14.19 - $108.87
(Median)
$14
$29
$110
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,818 - $110,091  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
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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$40,464 - $124,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $108.87  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $74.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
   
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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$40,464 - $124,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Marine Surveyors. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $76K. Marine Surveyors bring in $88K after working for 10 to 20 years. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $110K.

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Experience Affects Marine Surveyor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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