Naval Architect Salary

Naval Architects in the United States take home an average $76K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $24K, respectively — total cash payment to Naval Architects can bottom out near $59K or peak near $135K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Naval Architects are male. Most Naval Architects like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$58,175 - $117,820
$58K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,788
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$37.50 - $123.50
$56
MEDIAN: $56.35
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$0$134K
Salary $58,175 - $117,820
Bonus $700 - $15,260
Profit Sharing $1,174 - $23,839
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$59,149 - $134,641
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 121
Hourly Data $0$123
Hourly Rate $56.35
Overtime $14.48
Annual Data $0$134K
Bonus $700 - $15,260
Profit Sharing $1,174 - $23,839
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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$59,149 - $134,641
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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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

  • Design marine vessels and structures as well as oversee their construction.
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of naval standards and marine architecture methodologies.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Naval Architect


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Naval Architects who go on to become Marine Engineer or Naval Architects may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Marine Engineer or Naval Architect, an upper-level role, pays $74K.

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Popular Skills for Naval Architect


Naval Architects report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Naval Engineering, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, and autodesk autocad. Those educated in Engineering Design tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Naval Architect

Pay by Experience for a Naval Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Naval Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 86 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Naval Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Naval Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 16 salaries. A Naval Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,735

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

Surpassing the national average by 30 percent, Naval Architects in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Naval Architects will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+8 percent) and Los Angeles (+3 percent). New Orleans ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Washington and Norfolk are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Naval Architect

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Naval Architect Salaries

▲65%

▲36%

▲3%

National Average
$79,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Naval Architect Salaries

National Average
$79,000






▼10%


Microsoft Word
▼16%

AutoCAD
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 6%
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