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Marine Engineer Salary

A Marine Engineer earns an average salary of $76,945 per year.

$49,357 - $116,600
(Median)
$49K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,945
10%
50%
90%

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$14.90 - $42.01
(Median)
$15
$25
$42
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,357 - $116,600  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,203  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $3,350  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,082 - $122,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $42.01  
   
Overtime
$22.00 - $75.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,203  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $3,350  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$46,082 - $122,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Marine Engineer

A marine engineer works to solve the technical challenges faced by ships, marine structures, machinery, or vessels. They are also be concerned with propulsion systems, power supplies, and specialized marine electronics or control systems; occasionally, the marine engineer works with coastal engineering, offshore structures, or management and consulting. Recently, marine electronics has become a growing field for the marine engineer, covering global positioning, autonomous systems, or other sensor-driven environments.

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Marine Engineer Tasks

  • Document requirements, instructions, material specifications, and troubleshooting guides.
  • Monitor logs, data, and user feedback to identify trends and improve designs.
  • Provide technical leadership and project management for marine design and construction.
  • Inspect marine construction and evaluate metrics like stability, weight, and hydrostatics.

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Pay by Experience Level for Marine Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Marine Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Marine Engineer?

Marine Engineer in Long Beach:
"Work Environment."
Pros: The time off is good. I usually get 4-6 months of paid time off each year. The overall average pay is good. There is some interesting ports of call. There is no daily commute. I make my own schedule.
Cons: The people I work with can be very difficult. Living on a ship is not fun. The work can be very dangerous. The work is very physically demanding. The money is not always worth the stress and effort.

Marine Engineer in San Francisco:
Pros: The pay is amazing and its hard to beat 6 months of paid vacation a year. Working with all the equipment and learning new things every day gives a great sense of accomplishment.
Cons: Only down side is that you are away from home the 6 months that you are working.

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Experience Affects Marine Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$78,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Marine Engineer Salaries

Naval Engineering
up arrow 1%

National Average
$78,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%