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The average salary for a Naval Architect is $76,878.
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$59k - $114k
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$259 - $10k
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$58k - $121k

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Job Description for Naval Architect

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.

Job Satisfaction for Naval Architect

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Popular Employer Salaries for Naval Architect

The top respondents for the job title Naval Architect are from the companies Gibbs & Cox, Inc., Austal and General Dynamics Electric Boat. Reported salaries are highest at Crowley Maritime Corporation where the average pay is $93,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Austal, earning around $80,500. Gibbs & Cox, Inc. pays the lowest at around $65,735. General Dynamics Electric Boat also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $73,613.

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Popular Skills for Naval Architect

Skills in Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Autodesk AutoCAD, Engineering Design and Naval Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Naval Architect

An entry-level Naval Architect with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,406 based on 29 salaries. An early career Naval Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,641 based on 128 salaries. A mid-career Naval Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,841 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Naval Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,782 based on 38 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $119,448.
Employees with Naval Architect in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 21.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.1% more) and Fort Lauderdale, Florida (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Arlington, Virginia (6.5% less) and San Diego, California (3.6% less).

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