Port Engineer Salary

With more than two-thirds of Port Engineers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Port Engineers is $86K per year and can range from $60K on the lower end to $120K per year near the higher end. Experience level 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. Work is enjoyable for Port Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,516 - $120,084
(Median)
$60K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,328
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$26.43 - $36.03
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$26
$30
$36
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$59,516 - $120,084  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,811  
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $7,122  
Total Pay (?
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$60,398 - $120,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 - $9,811  
   
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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$60,398 - $120,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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Typical Port Engineers report a focused set of job skills. 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.


Port Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $67K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $83K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $86K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $98K.

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Experience Affects Port Engineer Salaries


National Average
$86,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Port Engineer Salaries

Naval Engineering
up arrow 4%

Project Management
0%

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
28%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

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