Port Engineers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $88K per year, but may range from $68K to $119K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$69,801 - $117,565
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MEDIAN: $87,928
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,801 - $117,565  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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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$67,975 - $119,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.52  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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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$67,975 - $119,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Port Engineer

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


For many Port Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $73K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $86K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Port Engineers see a median salary of $91K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Port Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Port Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%


National Average
$87,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Port Engineer Salaries

Naval Engineering
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$87,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None:
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