The average salary for a Marine Engineer is $78,870 per year. A skill in Engineering Design is associated with high pay for this job.

$42,229 - $122,881
(Median)
$42K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,870
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$20.43 - $58.81
(Median)
$20
$41
$59
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,229 - $122,881  
   
Bonus
$491.94 - $13,089  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $29,799  
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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$44,976 - $133,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$20.43 - $58.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$30.41 - $97.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$491.94 - $13,089  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $29,799  
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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$44,976 - $133,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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 37%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$84,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Marine Engineer Salaries


Systems Engineering
up arrow 4%

Naval Engineering
up arrow 1%

National Average
$84,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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