Naval Architect Salary

An average Naval Architect in the United States can expect to take home roughly $74K per year. Overall cash earnings for Naval Architects stretch from $54K on the lower end to $122K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $17K from bonuses and $23K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Naval Architects is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Naval Architects who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,859 - $117,193
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$54K
$74K
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MEDIAN: $74,320
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$10.21 - $48.94
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,859 - $117,193  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,500  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $22,997  
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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$53,969 - $121,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $48.94  
   
Overtime
$29.36 - $56.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $22,997  
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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$53,969 - $121,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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


Survey results imply that Naval Architects put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Microsoft Office, Naval Engineering, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD and Microsoft Word. Those proficient in Engineering Design are, more often than not, also skilled 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $66K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $85K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $109K. Naval Architects with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $114K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Naval Architects in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Naval Architects will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+25 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, New Orleans is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Naval Architect Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 44%


National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Naval Architect Salaries


Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Naval Engineering
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$75,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Autocad 2000i
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 7%
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