2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Marine Engineers design, develop, and take responsibility for the installation of ship machinery and related equipment including propulsion machines and power supply systems.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Marine Engineers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $62,610 to $76,750 per year or $30 to $37 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Marine Engineers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$71||$148,580|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$57||$118,790|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$46||$95,440|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$37||$76,750|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$30||$62,610|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Marine Engineer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Marine Engineers are in the states of DC, TX, MD, AK and CA.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Inland Water Transportation||$134380||$64.61|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$134080||$64.46|
|Freight Transportation Arrangement||$111190||$53.46|
|Federal Executive Branch||$111150||$53.44|
|Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||$108150||$52.00|
|Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation||$105950||$50.94|
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction||$105830||$50.88|
|Scientific Research and Development Services||$103980||$49.99|
|Computer Systems Design and Related Services||$102370||$49.22|
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services||$98490||$47.35|
|Ship and Boat Building||$97430||$46.84|
|Support Activities for Water Transportation||$92480||$44.46|
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services||$84730||$40.74|