Marine Engineer Salary (United States)

A Marine Engineer earns an average salary of $76,085 per year.
Marine Engineer Total Pay (?
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$49,484 - $118,990
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $76,084
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Marine Engineer Total Pay (?
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$9.33 - $42.38
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,484 - $118,990  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,820  
Profit Sharing
$590 - $2,543  
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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$43,390 - $133,924  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.33 - $42.38  
   
Overtime
$24.66 - $68.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,820  
   
Profit Sharing
$590 - $2,543  
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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$43,390 - $133,924  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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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National Average
$76,000
Washington
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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 13%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$76,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Marine Engineer Salaries

Naval Engineering
0%
National Average
$76,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%
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