Salary for Marine Engineers

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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!

Marine engineers conduct studies and tests on ship machinery, engines, and key mechanical parts to determine environmental impacts, efficiency, operational and performing measures, and to discover and repair technical problems. These professionals may work in collaboration with engineering staff, technicians, and marine or naval architects to accomplish their goals. They may also design and test new ship machinery, and often take full responsibility for the installation of ship machinery and associated equipment. A Bachelor's degree is generally required for this position.

A Marine Engineer gets an average compensation that can range from $62,610 and $148,580 based on tenure and industry expertise. will most likely receive an average wage of ninety-nine thousand five hundred and ninety dollars per annum.

obtain the highest salaries in District of Columbia, where they can earn an average job salary of close to $121,290. Employees who work in this career can make the most money in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they receive an average salary rate 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 Engineers 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