Marine Surveyor Salary

A sizeable majority of Marine Surveyors in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $77K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Marine Surveyors. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,808 - $118,007
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$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,138
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$14.95 - $145.44
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MEDIAN: $30.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,808 - $118,007  
   
Bonus
$81.09 - $15,152  
Profit Sharing
$3,700  
Total Pay (?
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$43,826 - $140,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $145.44  
   
Overtime
$39.31  
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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$43,826 - $140,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $58K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $85K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Marine Surveyors make a median salary of $91K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $109K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,495

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

Marine Surveyors will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 12 percent. Marine Surveyors' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Marine Surveyors in New Orleans bring in salaries that are 31 percent lower than the national average.

Key Stats for Marine Surveyor

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Marine Surveyor Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$78,000

Entry-Level
▼26%

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
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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