Naval Architect Salary

Naval Architects in the United States can expect to earn an average of $77K per year. Total cash compensation to Naval Architects bottoms out near $59K and approaches $134K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $24K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Naval Architects like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men account for the majority of Naval Architects who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$58,779 - $108,024
$59K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,630
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$31.44 - $81.39
$46
MEDIAN: $45.67
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$0$121K
Salary $58,779 - $108,024
Bonus $715 - $14,681
Profit Sharing $1,184 - $23,757
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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$59,397 - $121,784
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 129
Hourly Data $0$81
Hourly Rate $45.67
Overtime $22.50
Annual Data $0$121K
Bonus $715 - $14,681
Profit Sharing $1,184 - $23,757
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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$59,397 - $121,784
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Naval Architect

One of the naval architect's main responsibilities is actively ensuring the design and analysis of all types of flotation systems are maintained. This may include being able to ensure that all naval architecture, ship structure, and ship design are as cost-effective as possible. A naval architect is also responsible for providing maintenance and training support for all water-bound vehicles. They must also be able to analyze any issues that may arise and develop a plan to fix them, as well as adjust those plans as necessary. Naval architects work with companies that deal with boats and other ocean travel, such as cruise ship companies and marine companies. They typically work full time in indoor and outdoor environments, although overtime may be required depending on the needs of the company. Travel may be required as well.

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Naval Architect Tasks

  • Design marine vessels and structures as well as oversee their construction.
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of naval standards and marine architecture methodologies.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and translate performance desires into design specifications.
  • Create prototypes and review performance metrics, ensuring standards are met with all interior, exterior, and structural details.

Common Career Paths for Naval Architect


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Many Naval Architects move into a Marine Engineer or Naval Architect role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Marine Engineer or Naval Architects on average bring in a similar salary to Naval Architects.

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Popular Skills for Naval Architect


Survey results show that Naval Architects use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Naval Engineering, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, and autodesk autocad. Those familiar with Engineering Design also tend to know Microsoft Excel and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Naval Architect

Pay by Experience for a Naval Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Naval Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 86 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Naval Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Naval Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 16 salaries. A Naval Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,882

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Naval Architects in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Naval Architects will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+7 percent) and Los Angeles (+2 percent). New Orleans ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Washington and 9 percent less in Norfolk, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Naval Architect

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Naval Architect Salaries

▲67%

▲37%

▲4%

National Average
$78,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Naval Architect Salaries


National Average
$78,000







Microsoft Word
▼15%

AutoCAD
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 5%
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