Port Engineer Salary

Port Engineers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $87K per year on average but can range from $67K to $120K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the larger part collect vision insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Port Engineers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$69,343 - $115,285
$69K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,271
10%
50%
90%

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$25.29 - $32.56
$30
MEDIAN: $30.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,343 - $115,285  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,781  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
Total Pay (?
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$66,741 - $119,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.00  
   
Overtime
$39.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,781  
   
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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$66,741 - $119,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $72K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $86K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $91K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $90K.

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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
11%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
30%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Port Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲7%

▲5%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$86,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Port Engineer Salaries

Naval Engineering
▲10%

Project Management
▲3%

National Average
$86,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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