2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Ship Engineers supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ship.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Ship Engineers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $43,440 to $55,700 per year or $21 to $27 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 Ship 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%)||$63||$131,570|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$48||$99,830|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$37||$75,990|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$27||$55,700|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$21||$43,440|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Ship Engineer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like RI doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at RI might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Ship Engineers are in the states of RI, NY, TN, WA and TX.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging||$112100||$53.89|
|Scientific Research and Development Services||$85440||$41.08|
|Inland Water Transportation||$84280||$40.52|
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction||$82220||$39.53|
|Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation||$81260||$39.07|
|Support Activities for Water Transportation||$80880||$38.89|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$78880||$37.92|
|Federal Executive Branch||$78730||$37.85|
|Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water||$72750||$34.97|
|Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying||$||$*|