Naval Architect Salary

Naval Architects in the United States can expect wages of $74K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $19K and $24K, respectively — total cash payment to Naval Architects can bottom out near $58K or peak near $131K depending on individual performance. Career length 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. The majority of Naval Architects claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,856 - $118,562
$59K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,619
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$20.00 - $56.35
$31
MEDIAN: $31.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,856 - $118,562  
   
Bonus
$993 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$2,309 - $24,000  
Total Pay (?
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$57,986 - $130,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$31.34  
   
Overtime
$39.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$993 - $19,392  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,309 - $24,000  
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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$57,986 - $130,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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


Survey results suggest that Naval Architects put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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: $75,588

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

Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Naval Architects in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Naval Architects will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+12 percent) and Los Angeles (+7 percent). New Orleans ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Washington (10 percent lower) and Norfolk (5 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Naval Architect

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Naval Architect Salaries

▲72%

▲41%

▲7%

National Average
$76,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Naval Architect Salaries


National Average
$76,000







Microsoft Word
▼12%

AutoCAD
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 4%