Port Engineer Salary

Port Engineers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up more than two-thirds of Port Engineers. Pay fluctuates from $60K 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. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,516 - $120,084
(Median)
$60K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,798
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$26.43 - $36.03
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MEDIAN: $30
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Salary
$59,516 - $120,084  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,831  
Profit Sharing
$2,150 - $9,500  
Total Pay (?
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$60,398 - $120,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Hourly Rate
$26.43 - $36.03  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,831  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,150 - $9,500  
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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$60,398 - $120,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Naval Engineering, Project Management, and Microsoft Office can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those with knowledge of Naval Engineering tend to be skilled in Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Port Engineer

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


Port Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $67K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $83K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $86K. 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 $99K.

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Experience Affects Port Engineer Salaries


Experienced
0%

National Average
$87,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Port Engineer Salaries

Naval Engineering
up arrow 3%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$87,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

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
29%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 6%
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