Marine Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Marine Engineer is $76,135 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Engineering Design is associated with high pay for this job.

$40,223 - $122,207
$40K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,123
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50%
90%

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$12.57 - $77.57
$13
$41
$78
MEDIAN: $40.87
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,223 - $122,207  
   
Bonus
$487.96 - $14,047  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $83,384  
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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$41,635 - $139,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.57 - $77.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$25.53 - $100.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$487.96 - $14,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $83,384  
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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$41,635 - $139,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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Job Description for Marine Engineer

Most of the time, marine engineers work for private organizations or the military, or they work as as consultants. A Marine engineer’s job is to research, design, develop, and construct new marine vessels and their component parts.

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Marine Engineer Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Marine Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Marine Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Marine Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 77 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Marine Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Marine Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 44 salaries. A Marine Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,671

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Marine Engineer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Marine Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Marine Engineer Salaries

▲49%

▲32%

▲9%

National Average
$80,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Marine Engineer Salaries


Systems Engineering
▲9%


National Average
$80,000

Microsoft Word
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 8%
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