Port Engineer Salary

Port Engineers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $86K per year, but may range from $60K to $120K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Port Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,598 - $119,954

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$26.43 - $36.03

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,598 - $119,954  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,616  
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $7,122  
Total Pay (?
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$60,460 - $120,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Hourly Rate
$26.43 - $36.03  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,616  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $7,122  
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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$60,460 - $120,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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Port Engineers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Naval Engineering, Project Management, and Microsoft Office can expect to be compensated well for these skills.

Pay by Experience Level for Port Engineer

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


For Port Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $67K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $81K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $84K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $98K.

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Experience Affects Port Engineer Salaries


National Average
$86,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Port Engineer Salaries

Naval Engineering
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$86,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 6%
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