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Naval Architect Salary

Naval Architects in the United States take home an average $75K per year. Total cash earnings of Naval Architects range from $53K on the low end to $122K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $17K and $23K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of Naval Architects claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Naval Architects survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,680 - $117,116
(Median)
$54K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $74,600
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$10.14 - $49.32
(Median)
$10
$30
$49
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,680 - $117,116  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,381  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $23,360  
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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$53,106 - $121,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$29.36 - $56.26  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,381  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $23,360  
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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$53,106 - $121,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Naval Architect

One of the naval architect's main responsibilities is actively ensuring the design and analysis of all types of flotation systems are maintained. This may include being able to ensure that all naval architecture, ship structure, and ship design are as cost-effective as possible. A naval architect is also responsible for providing maintenance and training support for all water-bound vehicles. They must also be able to analyze any issues that may arise and develop a plan to fix them, as well as adjust those plans as necessary. Naval architects work with companies that deal with boats and other ocean travel, such as cruise ship companies and marine companies. They typically work full time in indoor and outdoor environments, although overtime may be required depending on the needs of the company. Travel may be required as well.

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Naval Architect Tasks

  • Collaborate with stakeholders and translate performance desires into design specifications.
  • Create prototypes and review performance metrics, ensuring standards are met with all interior, exterior, and structural details.
  • Design marine vessels and structures as well as oversee their construction.
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of naval standards and marine architecture methodologies.

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Naval Architects' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Marine Engineer or Naval Architect. Median pay for Marine Engineer or Naval Architects is $74K.

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Popular Skills for Naval Architect


Naval Architects report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Microsoft Office, Naval Engineering, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, and Autocad 2000i. Those educated in Engineering Design tend to be well versed in Project Management and Autocad 2000i.

Pay by Experience Level for Naval Architect

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


Naval Architects generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $65K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $87K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $107K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $111K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Naval Architects in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Naval Architects will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+8 percent). New Orleans ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Naval Architect Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 41%


National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Naval Architect Salaries


Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Naval Engineering
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$76,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

AutoCAD
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 8%
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