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.

$69,085 - $116,427
$69K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,362
10%
50%
90%

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$21.37 - $40.50
$29
MEDIAN: $29.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,085 - $116,427  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $15,670  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$67,075 - $120,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.48  
   
Overtime
$39.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $15,670  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$67,075 - $120,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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

  • 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: $86,305

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Port Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
24%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Port Engineer Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$86,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Port Engineer Salaries



National Average
$86,000

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 10%