Port Engineer Salary

Port Engineers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent between two-thirds and three-fourths of Port Engineers. Salaries average out to around $87K annually and spread from $69K to $122K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Port Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$69,902 - $118,527
$70K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,175
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$0$122K
Salary $69,902 - $118,527
Bonus $903 - $16,487
Profit Sharing $3,052
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$68,576 - $122,275
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 51

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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

  • 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.

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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

National Average: $89,015

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Port Engineers, 8 percent higher than the national average. Port Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Norfolk (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houma, which sits 16 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Port Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Port Engineer Salaries

▲5%

▲1%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$89,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Port Engineer Salaries



National Average
$89,000

Microsoft Office
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 9%
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