Salary for Ship Engineers

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Also known as:  Barge Engineer, Ferry Engineer, Towboat Engineer, Tug Boat Engineer, Tugboat Engineer

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Ship engineers supervise the work of others involved in operating machines aboard ship. These include boilers, engines, refrigeration equipment and other similar machinery. This occupation is not usually dangerous, though they may require employees to sit, stand or bend for long periods of time, which can be strenuous. To become a ship engineer, one must first complete technical school. Before beginning official work, one to two years of formal training on-the-job may be required.

A Ship Engineer gets an average compensation that can range from $43,440 and $131,570 depending on experience and talent. can expect an average compensation of eigthy-one thousand one hundred and ten dollars on a yearly basis.

are compensated highest in Rhode Island, where they can receive normal pay levels of just about $94,480. Employees who work in this job make the greatest compensation in Manufacturing, where they earn an average job salary of $112,100.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 41.05 percent nationwide in that time.

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Ship Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Manufacturing
$112,100
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$97,050
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,800
Construction
$82,220
Transportation and Warehousing
$81,340
Public Administration
$80,140

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$63,680
Educational Services
$78,880
Public Administration
$80,140
Transportation and Warehousing
$81,340
Construction
$82,220
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,800