Marine Surveyors in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $77K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and half have dental coverage, about one in four claim no health benefits at all. Most Marine Surveyors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,472 - $119,733
$44K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,763
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$15.05 - $128.80
$15
$29
$130
MEDIAN: $28.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,472 - $119,733  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,050  
Profit Sharing
$3,700  
Total Pay (?
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$43,510 - $141,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $128.80  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $49.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,050  
   
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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$43,510 - $141,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $58K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $83K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $90K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $110K.

Key Stats for Marine Surveyor

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
026
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Marine Surveyor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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