The average pay for a Marine Surveyor is $20.82 per hour.
The average pay for a Marine Surveyor is $76,476 per year.
|Salary||$43,624 - $114,011|
|Bonus||$491 - $14,740|
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|$40,543 - $120,852|
|Hourly Rate||$14.83 - $122|
|Overtime||$9.90 - $73.64|
|Bonus||$491 - $14,740|
|Total Pay (||$40,543 - $120,852|
Job Description for Marine Surveyor
A marine surveyor works to ensure that marine vessels and structures are safe and up to statutory code. The job entails examining intricate details of individual ships and other structures that are typically found outside of ports and in the ocean. Strong attention to detail is needed, as well as the ability to understand and apply statutory safety and quality controls.Read More...
Most marine surveyors work at (or in conjunction with) a port; almost all work is done in an outdoor setting. In addition to working at a specific port, there may be extensive travel involved, including visiting other ports and where individual vessels are docked. A surveyor reports to their supervisors and offers written reports and findings on inspections.
Since most work is done outdoors, the typical workday occurs during daytime hours. Some weekend work may be required as well. Interpersonal skills are essential in this position, as many times the surveyor must relay information to clients and vessel owners in addition to dealing with supervisors. Attention to detail and the ability to accurately describe and categorize information is helpful.
In most instances, prior experience in a related role is necessary; prospective employers generally looking for at least three years. Understanding the industry and all relevant statutory requirements is crucial to performing this job. Proficiency in writing and electronic communication is vital to properly and clearly explaining findings. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
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Pay by Experience Level for Marine Surveyor
Pay by Experience for a Marine Surveyor has a positive trend. An entry-level Marine Surveyor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Marine Surveyor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Marine Surveyor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 24 salaries. A Marine Surveyor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 23 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Home to some of the best pay for Marine Surveyors, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 14 percent above the national average. Marine Surveyors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+3 percent). Marine Surveyors in New Orleans earn salaries far below the national average by 30 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.
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