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Average Salary for Maine Maritime Academy Alumni

Maine Maritime Academy is a university based in Castine. A considerably greater proportion of men make up the survey population with a male-to-female ratio of 5-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, men also tend to make more than their male counterparts after graduating. This synopsis is derived from the responses of former Maine Maritime Academy students who took PayScale's salary survey.

Maine Maritime Academy Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Port Engineer
2 salaries
Marine Engineer
2 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
2 salaries
Contracts Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Maine Maritime Academy Details

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Graduates of Maine Maritime Academy work in a variety of industries including the automotive systems and components manufacturing industry, the marine engineering services industry, and the manufacturing industry. The transportation industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Graduates of Maine Maritime Academy typically earn $73K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn around $77K per year compared to females' $45K. Students who graduate from this school are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is 3 to 1.


Among Maine Maritime Academy graduates, the biggest earners are Port Engineers, who haul in approximately $97K on average. Next on the list are Marine Engineers and Strategic Sourcing Managers, bringing in $91K and $74K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Web Content Specialists; alumni in this role face average salaries of about $29K.


Many Maine Maritime Academy grads flock to Portland. It is no surprise that Houston, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $122K), is another of the most popular spots for former Maine Maritime Academy students. On the far end of the pay scale, Maine Maritime Academy alumni often reside in New Bedford, which is home to the lowest pay at about $53K. In addition, grads flock to Charleston as well as Maine.

Degree Major

Maine Maritime Academy students with a Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science can expect to make the most money ($133K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in International Business (around $62K annually).


Many Maine Maritime Academy grads have knowledge of Project Management, with just under a third of alumni using this program on the clock. Maine Maritime Academy grads with Naval Engineering experience garner salaries that are 67 percent more than other grads' salaries. Contract Negotiation, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. The greater part of graduates take advantage of a 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that a solid majority of graduates are given health coverage, and a solid majority of alums accept dental insurance. Maine Maritime Academy alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

SUNY Maritime College grads bring in salaries of around $72K, making them the most similar to Maine Maritime Academy alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Maine Maritime Academy include Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
900 1110
ACT Scores 18 24

Key Stats

18 %
82 %
$29,504 - $64,969
$52,777 - $118,644
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

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