Men account for the majority of Marine Surveyors in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $76K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While nearly one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and slightly more than half have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$43,771 - $120,343
(Median)
$44K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,588
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$15.10 - $127.66
(Median)
$15
$29
$130
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,771 - $120,343  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$42,559 - $145,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $127.66  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $49.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,000  
   
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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$42,559 - $145,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Marine Surveyors. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $58K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $84K. Marine Surveyors bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $112K.

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Experience Affects Marine Surveyor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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