Port Engineer Salary

Port Engineers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little under three-quarters of Port Engineers. Pay fluctuates from $62K to $120K per year, but expected earnings average $87K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Port Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,824 - $118,917
(Median)
$62K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,185
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$61,824 - $118,917  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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$62,411 - $119,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Job Description for Port Engineer

Port engineers are responsible for providing engineering support in a port setting. They are in charge of completing engineering tasks and managing a group of port specialists. They are the first point of contact for technical staff. They identify possible engineering flaws and strive to fix them or delegate tasks in a timely manner. They also complete maintenance tasks on a regular basis and follow specific maritime protocols. They manage contractors onboard and follow strict safety procedures to prevent accidents. They work in a port environment, close to vessels, boats, and other port equipment. They can perform well in a team setting with other engineers to find solutions to port issues. However, they can also work on their own with minimal supervision. They are organized and pay close attention to detail. They help define schedules and priorities when cargo is involved. They report their progress to the port supervisor in their department. They also are responsible for ordering new parts and reviewing expenses.

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Port Engineer Tasks

  • Estimate and plan budgets for fleet maintenance.
  • Monitor and update documentation and maintenance plans.
  • Coordinate vessels and crew for shipyard repairs.
  • Approve, coordinate and make appropriate adjustments for non-routine repairs.

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Job skills reported by Port Engineers are limited. Naval Engineering and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. Many workers who know Naval Engineering also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Port Engineer

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


For Port Engineers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $69K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $84K. Port Engineers bring in $87K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $98K.

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Experience Affects Port Engineer Salaries


National Average
$88,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Port Engineer Salaries

Naval Engineering
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$88,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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