Average Salary for Maine Maritime Academy Alumni

Maine Maritime Academy, a school in Castine, Maine, has roughly 1,000 undergrads. A considerably greater proportion of men make up the survey population with a male-to-female ratio of 9-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, men also tend to make more than their male counterparts after graduating. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Maine Maritime Academy Alumni

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Port Engineer
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Mechanical Engineer
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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About This School

Castine, ME 04420-0001


State School, Engineering

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A large chunk of former Maine Maritime Academy students are employed in the marine engineering services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Reminiscent of their reportedly high performance on the SAT, Maine Maritime Academy alumni often collect high salaries as well. Those with a degree from Maine Maritime Academy make an average of $78K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $49K per year compared to men, who earn around $77K. Graduates from this school who take the survey are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is 3 to 1.


The most generous salaries among Maine Maritime Academy alumni are reportedly earned by Port Engineers whose earnings come to approximately $97K on average.


Many Maine Maritime Academy grads flock to Portland, Maine. Charleston, S.C. is also a common destination for Maine Maritime Academy grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $74K. On the other end, Maine Maritime Academy grads flock to New Orleans, La., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $63K.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of about $99K per year, Maine Maritime Academy grads who have a Bachelor of Engineering in Marine Engineering are the best paid among the alumni population. Those with a Bachelor of Science in International Business face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average around $46K per year.


Maine Maritime Academy alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with around two in five grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. For Maine Maritime Academy grads, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 42 percent more than other alumni salaries. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Operations Management is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

The vast majority of former students have medical plans, and the vast majority of alums have dental insurance. The vast majority of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Maine Maritime Academy grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, relocation expenses, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, California Maritime Academy grads (who make an average of $81K) earn salaries most similar to Maine Maritime Academy alumni. Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy are also similar to Maine Maritime Academy.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1350 1660
ACT Scores 20 24

Key Stats for Maine Maritime Academy


9 %
91 %
$59,158 - $98,619
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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

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