Naval Architect Salary

Pay for Naval Architects in the United States sits in the ballpark of $74K per year. Total incomes of Naval Architects incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $17K from bonuses and close to $23K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $53K and $122K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Naval Architects survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$53,859 - $117,193

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$9.27 - $43.00

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,859 - $117,193  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,472  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $22,876  
Total Pay (?
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$53,460 - $121,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.27 - $43.00  
   
Overtime
$29.36 - $56.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,472  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $22,876  
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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$53,460 - $121,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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.

Common Career Paths for Naval Architect


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Many Naval Architects move into a Marine Engineer or Naval Architect role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Marine Engineer or Naval Architects on average bring in a similar salary to Naval Architects.

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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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD. For most people, competency in Engineering Design indicates knowledge of 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Naval Architects. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $66K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $85K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $107K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $114K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Naval Architects in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Naval Architects will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+25 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 51%

Experienced
up arrow 43%


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 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 13%

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
32%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 7%
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