Salary for Marine Architects

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This occupation has now been updated to Marine Engineers and Naval Architects

Also known as:  Marine Architect, Marine Equipment Engineer, Marine Structural Designer, Naval Engineer, Ships Equipment Engineer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Working in collaboration with marine engineers, marine architects design and oversee ship-building and watercraft development. They may also design floating structures, weaponry and signaling devices such as buoys. The technical nature of this job requires a minimum of a four year college degree, and knowledge of shipbuilding terminology and function is beneficial, if not compulsory.

A Marine Architect will usually earn a compensation of around $62,610 - $148,580 based on experience and talent. can get a compensation of ninety-nine thousand five hundred and ninety dollars per year.

have the highest salaries in District of Columbia, where they earn compensation, on average, of approximately $121,290. People working these jobs make the most money in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they receive average wages of $134,080.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 33.10 percent nationwide in that time.


Marine Architects tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Public Administration
Transportation and Warehousing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
Wholesale Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Transportation and Warehousing