Marine Engineer Salary (United States)

A Marine Engineer earns an average salary of $75,518 per year.
Marine Engineer Total Pay (?
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$48,163 - $116,653
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $75,517
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Marine Engineer Total Pay (?
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$9.44 - $42.09
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,163 - $116,653  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,678  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $2,675  
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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$42,127 - $129,937  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.44 - $42.09  
   
Overtime
$24.96 - $68.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,678  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $2,675  
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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$42,127 - $129,937  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Seattle
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Washington
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National Average
$75,000
New York
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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 36%
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
Experienced
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National Average
$75,000

Skills That Affect Marine Engineer Salaries

Naval Engineering
up arrow 1%
National Average
$75,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%
Engineering Design
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%
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