Average Salary for Maine Maritime Academy Alumni

Maine Maritime Academy is located in Castine. The survey respondent pool is largely skewed towards men with a male-to-female ratio of 6-to-1, and men also report larger salaries after graduation than women. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Maine Maritime Academy Alumni

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Mechanical Engineer
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Castine, ME 04420-0001


State School, Engineering

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The most popular professional field seems to be the marine engineering services industry. It is typical for Maine Maritime Academy grads — a group that usually scores high on the SATs — to earn above-average incomes as well. Typical pay for those who graduated from Maine Maritime Academy amounts to about $76K.


Home to more men than women (the school's student population is more than 3 to 1 male-to-female), most graduates here are men. Male graduates do tend to earn more than female graduates; the first group banks around $82K per year, but the second group takes home only $45K.


Among Maine Maritime Academy alumni, those working as Contracts Managers report the highest median pay of $98K, followed by Port Engineers ($97K), and Marine Engineers (approximately $91K). Mechanical Engineers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of $71K in this job.


Portland is a hot spot for Maine Maritime Academy alum. Maine Maritime Academy alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Houston, which offers median salaries of around $122K. New Orleans is a popular spot for former Maine Maritime Academy students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $63K. In addition, grads flock to Charleston as well as Maine.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) will compensate Maine Maritime Academy grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in approximately $127K per year. A Bachelor of Science in International Business offers the lowest annual financial reward ($62K).


Project Management is a common skill among Maine Maritime Academy alumni — just under a third of grads mention using it at work. Maine Maritime Academy grads with Naval Engineering abilities can expect to make 62 percent more than their former classmates ($122K). Also considered top-notch skills are Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Contract Negotiation.

Benefits and Perks

Only about half of the alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. Health benefits extend to the greater part of alums, and a fair portion of former students also receive dental coverage. The greater part of respondents participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Alumni of Maine Maritime Academy also take in a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and stock purchase plan.

Related Schools

United States Coast Guard Academy grads bring in salaries of around about $78K, making them the most similar to Maine Maritime Academy alumni in terms of earnings. Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and SUNY Maritime College 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


16 %
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$34,500 - $66,466
$54,856 - $119,300
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

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