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Corrosion Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Researches and develops methods to prevent corrosion and limit damage created by corrosion. Researches new materials and develops engineering processes to maintain and protect structures or industrial plants that may be affected by corrosion.

Job Outlook

There were 0 Corrosion Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 88 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Materials Engineer industry, which includes the Corrosion Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Corrosion Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $73,975.

State

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Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Corrosion Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $57,762.

Education and Experience

Posted Corrosion Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree78%
Master's Degree22%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other0%

Posted Corrosion Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years9%
3 to 5 years37%
6 to 8 years42%
9+ years12%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Corrosion Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Troubleshooting (64%)
  • Microsoft Excel (43%)
  • Physical Abilities (42%)
  • Communication Skills (30%)
  • Detail-Oriented (17%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Repair (67%)
  • Cathodic Protection Systems (60%)
  • Budgeting (50%)
  • Technical Support (50%)
  • Cost Estimation (49%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Scheduling (19%)
  • Materials Selection (16%)
  • Project Management (16%)
  • Materials Science (15%)
  • Allegro (13%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Heat Exchange (6%)
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (3%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • HAZOP (1%) – marginal value $3,223
  • Polymer Science (1%) – marginal value $2,907
  • Materials Testing (5%) – marginal value $1,419
  • Amine (1%) – marginal value $963
  • Nondestructive Testing (NDT) (1%) – marginal value $953

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Corrosion Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Specialist - Corrosion
  • Corrosion Specialist
  • Materials And Corrosion Engineer
  • Materials Engineer, Surface And Corrosion

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Corrosion Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Energy Transfer Company (13)
  • Energytransfer (9)
  • Energy Transfer Family Of Partnerships (6)
  • Aaa Aerospace Usa Inc (5)
  • Aegion Corporation (5)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!

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