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

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

Ship Engineers

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.

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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
$81110 per year
Hourly wage
$39 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$43,440 to $55,700 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$21 to $27 per hour

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.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
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

State Hourly Annual
RI $45 $94,480
NY $45 $94,100
TN $45 $92,860
WA $44 $91,530
TX $44 $90,670
CA $43 $90,460
MS $43 $88,630
MA $42 $88,270
AL $42 $88,010
HI $41 $85,610

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
State Government $84420 $40.59
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
Local Government $79690 $38.31
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $78880 $37.92
Federal Executive Branch $78730 $37.85
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water $72750 $34.97
Gambling Industries $67020 $32.22
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying $ $*

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