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Naval Architect Salary

Median pay for Naval Architects in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $74K annually. Final cash compensation to Naval Architects varies from around $51K to approximately $121K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $18K and $24K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority (80 percent) of Naval Architects who answered the questionnaire are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$50,143 - $115,756
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MEDIAN: $73,507
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$10.14 - $49.32
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,143 - $115,756  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,929  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $23,542  
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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$50,983 - $121,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$29.12 - $56.67  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,929  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $23,542  
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).
)
$50,983 - $121,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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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Popular Skills for Naval Architect


Naval Architects report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD. It is often found that people who know Engineering Design are also skilled in Autocad 2000i and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Naval Architect

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $65K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $84K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $108K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Naval Architects report making only $106K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Naval Architects in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Naval Architects will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+7 percent) and Seattle (+1 percent). New Orleans ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Naval Architect Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 45%

Late-Career
up arrow 42%


National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Naval Architect Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Naval Engineering
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$75,000

Autocad 2000i
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 8%