Naval Architect Salary

The average Naval Architect in the United States earns approximately $76K annually. Total cash earnings of Naval Architects range from $59K on the low end to $131K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $19K and $24K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The vast majority (82 percent) of Naval Architects who answered the questionnaire are male. The majority of Naval Architects claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,556 - $120,579
$60K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,917
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$20.00 - $56.35
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MEDIAN: $31.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,556 - $120,579  
   
Bonus
$997 - $19,271  
Profit Sharing
$2,424 - $23,839  
Total Pay (?
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$58,912 - $131,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$31.34  
   
Overtime
$47.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$997 - $19,271  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,424 - $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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$58,912 - $131,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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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For Naval Architects, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Naval Architects earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Marine Engineer or Naval Architect.

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Popular Skills for Naval Architect


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Naval Engineering, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, and autodesk autocad. For most people, competency in Engineering Design indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Naval Architect

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $71K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $84K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $115K. Naval Architects who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $124K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,766

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

Home to some of the best pay for Naval Architects, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Naval Architects will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+9 percent) and Los Angeles (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, New Orleans is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Washington and Norfolk also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Naval Architect

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Naval Architect Salaries

Late-Career
▲59%

▲48%

▲8%

National Average
$78,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Naval Architect Salaries


National Average
$78,000


Engineering Design
▼5%

Microsoft Office
▼6%

Microsoft Excel
▼7%


autodesk autocad
▼12%

Microsoft Word
▼15%

AutoCAD
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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