How Much Do Marine Engineers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Marine Engineers

Marine Engineers design, develop, and take responsibility for the installation of ship machinery and related equipment including propulsion machines and power supply systems.

Salary
$99590
Becoming One
Hard
Education
Bachelor's degree
Job Satisfaction
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Personality
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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$99590 per year
Hourly wage
$48 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$62,610 to $76,750 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$30 to $37 per hour

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.


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Salary rank

Salary rank
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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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
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

State Hourly Annual
DC $58 $121,290
TX $57 $118,240
MD $57 $117,760
AK $56 $117,250
CA $53 $110,480
NY $49 $101,830
LA $49 $101,390
MA $48 $100,450
WA $47 $97,370
ME $46 $95,910

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
State Government $96060 $46.18
Support Activities for Water Transportation $92480 $44.46
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $84730 $40.74
Local Government $83220 $40.01

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