Port Engineer Salary
Roughly two-thirds of Port Engineers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $67K to $121K per year, but median earnings come to around $86K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$69,085 - $116,427|
|Bonus||$-0.49 - $15,670|
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|$67,075 - $120,553|
|Bonus||$-0.49 - $15,670|
|Total Pay (||$67,075 - $120,553|
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.Read More...
Port engineers keep accurate records of repair activities and costs. They are proficient with ship reliability and know how to sample percentages. They provide ship security services as required. These individuals know how to read technical drawings, blueprints, and repair manuals. They are proficient with office software programs and can write detailed reports based on their findings and opinions. They conduct monthly inspections to verify structure and operational conditions to comply with government regulations.
An engineering degree in maritime operations or a similar field is required for this position. Previous years of work experience in a port engineering capacity can be helpful. Industry and leadership certifications are a plus.
Port Engineer Tasks
- Coordinate vessels and crew for shipyard repairs.
- Approve, coordinate and make appropriate adjustments for non-routine repairs.
- Estimate and plan budgets for fleet maintenance.
- Monitor and update documentation and maintenance plans.
Pay by Experience Level for Port Engineer
Pay by Experience for a Port Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Port Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 11 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Port Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Port Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 23 salaries. A Port Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 12 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Port Engineers, 11 percent higher than the national average. Port Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Norfolk (+7 percent). Houma ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average.
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