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Corrosion Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Corrosion Engineer 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 380 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 2015:

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 $121,279.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $121,279.

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 $103,985.

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 Degree78.42%
Master's Degree16.05%
Doctoral Degree7.63%
Other5.79%

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 years11.07%
3 to 5 years49.66%
6 to 8 years11.41%
9+ years27.85%

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.

  • Operations (41.84%)
  • Management (39.21%)
  • Communication (37.63%)
  • Problem Solving (27.37%)
  • Planning (22.11%)
  • Microsoft Office (21.84%)
  • Investigation (20.26%)
  • Writing (19.47%)
  • Microsoft Excel (18.42%)
  • Research (18.16%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Materials Engineering (22.79%)
  • Metallurgy (31.37%)
  • Corrosion Control (58.71%)
  • Corrosion Engineering (67.02%)
  • Cathodic Protection (40.75%)
  • Project Management (28.42%)
  • Material Selection (26.54%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Materials Science (19.57%)
  • Proposal Development (5.63%)
  • Failure Mechanisms (10.46%)
  • Quality Management Systems (1.61%)
  • Auditing (10.99%)
  • Geographic Information Systems (8.31%)
  • Engineering Support (5.9%)
  • ArcGIS (GIS Software) (8.04%)
  • Regulatory Compliance (7.24%)
  • Chemistry (9.65%)
  • Application Programming Interface (API) (20.11%)
  • Asset Integrity Management Systems (18.77%)
  • Welding (6.97%)
  • Cost Estimation (5.36%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (8.04%)
  • ASME Boiler And Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) (17.96%)
  • Metal Coating (4.83%)
  • Construction (11.26%)
  • Fabrication (4.83%)
  • Data Management (5.9%)
  • Engineering Design Process (7.77%)
  • Failure Analysis (10.46%)
  • Data Analysis (16.09%)
  • Risk Management (9.12%)
  • Integrity Management (13.4%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (16.09%)
  • Refinery Experience (9.65%)
  • Chemical Engineering (17.43%)
  • Procurement (5.9%)
  • Erosions (4.29%)
  • Risk-Based Inspection (11.8%)
  • Technological Change (2.41%)
  • Technical Supervision (4.83%)
  • Oil And Gas (18.77%)
  • Root Cause Analysis (8.58%)
  • Mitigation (15.82%)
  • SAP Applications (6.97%)
  • Power BI (7.77%)
  • Technical Writing (3.49%)
  • Technical Assistance (2.68%)
  • Soil Science (4.02%)
  • Petrochemical (4.83%)
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) (10.99%)
  • Technical Leadership (3.22%)
  • Environment Health And Safety (4.56%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Stress Corrosion Cracking (2.95%)

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.

  • Cathodic Protection (54.48%)
  • Corrosion Engineering (89.61%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Corrosion and Materials Engineer
  • Corrosion Control Technician
  • Corrosion Specialist
  • Materials Engineer
  • Pipeline Integrity Engineer
  • Corrosion Technician
  • Engineering Specialist
  • Coatings Engineer
  • Treatment Specialist

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

  • Buckeye Partners (20)
  • Jacobs Engineering Group (16)
  • Burns & McDonnell (10)
  • Kta-Tator (8)
  • Constellation Energy (8)
  • Coffman Engineers (7)
  • Occidental Petroleum (6)
  • PG&E (6)
  • Northrop Grumman (6)
  • Formosa Plastics (6)

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!