Average Salary for Maine Maritime Academy Alumni

Maine Maritime Academy is a university based in Castine, Maine that is home to around 1,000 undergraduates. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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About This School

Castine, ME 04420-0001


State School, Engineering

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The majority of alumni accept jobs in 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. Median pay for those who graduated from Maine Maritime Academy amounts to $82K.


Maine Maritime Academy grads who become Port Engineers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making a median salary of $97K yearly.


Charleston, S.C. is a hub for Maine Maritime Academy graduates — a large number call this city home. With a median salary of approximately $90K, Portland, Maine represents the highest-paid city popular among Maine Maritime Academy grads. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Maine Maritime Academy alumni is New Orleans, La., where earnings average $63K.

Degree Major

Maine Maritime Academy grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Marine Engineering and earn a median salary of about $99K per year. Those with a B.A. in Economics face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $76K per year.


Maine Maritime Academy grads with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 36 percent more than other grads' salaries. Nearly two in five grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Electronic Troubleshooting are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, slightly less than half of the survey participants are compensated for vacation days, but only one in four survey participants can take paid time off due to illness. Dental insurance applies to the vast majority of respondents, and nearly all alumni report health coverage. To plan for old age, nearly all graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Additional benefits handed to Maine Maritime Academy alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and relocation expenses.

Related Schools

California Maritime Academy grads report the most similar salaries to Maine Maritime Academy alums, earning around $81K on average. Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy are also similar to Maine Maritime Academy.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Maine Maritime Academy


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$60,870 - $101,739
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5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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

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