Corrosion Engineer Salary

Corrosion Engineers in the United States take home approximately $84K annually on average. Work is enjoyable for Corrosion Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and most get vision plans, too. Male Corrosion Engineers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$55,973 - $116,538
$56K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,578
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50%
90%

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$33.97 - $65.00
$38
MEDIAN: $38.00
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$0$129K
Salary $55,973 - $116,538
Bonus $1,474 - $16,460
Profit Sharing $7,000
Total Pay (?
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$57,541 - $129,523
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 66
Hourly Data $0$77
Hourly Rate $38.00
Overtime $77.00
Annual Data $0$129K
Bonus $1,474 - $16,460
Profit Sharing $7,000
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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$57,541 - $129,523
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

Job Description for Corrosion Engineer

Corrosion engineers are most frequently found working in the energy industry, often with hydroelectric plants that rely on underwater turbines. They are also employed by oil companies who do offshore platform drilling in corrosive saltwater conditions. They can even be found working in mining and waste management professions. Whatever the industry, a corrosion engineer typically works to collect data via reports, inspections, and measurements to determine the speed and spread of corrosion and rust onset on metal parts and structures.

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Corrosion Engineer Tasks

  • Identify corrosion mechanisms and calculate corrosion rates in operating machinery, piping, equipment, etc.
  • Consult others on welding and repair.
  • Provide guidance to resolve design, operation, and maintenance issues.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure safety, efficiency, integrity, and compliance with applicable laws.
  • Help contractors, consultants and vendors design and implement programs with specific corrosion control objectives.

Corrosion Engineer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Corrosion Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Corrosion Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Corrosion Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 43 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Corrosion Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Corrosion Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 6 salaries. A Corrosion Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 7 salaries.

Corrosion Engineer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Corrosion Engineer?

Corrosion Engineer in Chicago:
"Don't stagnate."
Don't stay with one consulting firm for too long. You'll make yourself less marketable if you want to pursue a career with one of your clientele (e.g pipeline engineer or project manager).

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Key Stats for Corrosion Engineer

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲29%

Late-Career
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$89,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Corrosion Engineer Salaries

Material Science
▲20%

National Average
$89,000

Engineering Design
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 6%