Marine Engineer Salary

A Marine Engineer earns an average salary of $77,352 per year.

$49,243 - $119,574
(Median)
$49K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,352
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$14.95 - $41.49
(Median)
$15
$26
$41
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,243 - $119,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,134  
Profit Sharing
$610 - $3,292  
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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$46,488 - $125,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $41.49  
   
Overtime
$22.67 - $87.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,134  
   
Profit Sharing
$610 - $3,292  
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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$46,488 - $125,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | 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

  • 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 31%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$78,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Marine Engineer Salaries

Naval Engineering
0%

National Average
$78,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%
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