Career Attributes

  • $77,970
  • 10,100
  • 3.1
  • 6.9%
  • Certificate or Associate's degree
  • Naval Engineering
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How much does a Ship Engineer make in the United States?

Average Ship Engineer Yearly Salary in the United States

Ship Engineers earn an average yearly salary of $77,970. Salaries typically start from $41,230 and go up to $126,340.

Average Ship Engineer Hourly Wage in the United States

Ship Engineers earn an average hourly wage of $37.49. Hourly wages typically start from $19.82 and go up to $60.74.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Salary Satisfaction

3.3
SCORE
50
RATINGS
Ship Engineers average a score of 3.3 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Ship Engineers in the 81th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Ship Engineer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Ship Engineer Earnings

The highest earning Ship Engineers in the United States earn:

$60.74
an hour
$126,340
per year
Senior Ship Engineer Earnings

Senior Ship Engineers in the United States earn:

$46.61
an hour
$96,950
per year
Experienced Ship Engineer Earnings

Experienced Ship Engineers in the United States earn:

$35.15
an hour
$73,110
per year
Junior Ship Engineer Earnings

Junior Ship Engineers in the United States earn:

$25.50
an hour
$53,050
per year
Starting Ship Engineer Earnings

Starting Ship Engineers in the United States earn:

$19.82
an hour
$41,230
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Ship Engineer Salary Comparison

Ship Engineers earn more than 54% percent of similar careers in the United States.

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Environmental Engineer Salary $80k
Ship Captain Salary $79k
Agricultural Engineer Salary $77k
Ship Engineer Salary $77k
Industrial Engineer Salary $77k
Mechanical Engineer Salary $77k
Customs Broker Salary $75k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Ship Engineer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Ship Engineer Salary in Massachusetts $43.33 $90,120 # 1
Ship Engineer Salary in Florida $42.95 $89,330 # 2
Ship Engineer Salary in Washington $39.13 $81,390 # 3
Ship Engineer Salary in Louisiana $39.03 $81,180 # 4
Ship Engineer Salary in Texas $38.95 $81,020 # 5
Ship Engineer Salary in New York $37.65 $78,320 # 6
Ship Engineer Salary in South Carolina $37.25 $77,490 # 7
Ship Engineer Salary in Missouri $36.96 $76,870 # 8
Ship Engineer Salary in Mississippi $36.28 $75,470 # 9
Ship Engineer Salary in Pennsylvania $36.05 $74,980 # 10
Ship Engineer Salary in United States $35.63 $74,120 # 11
Ship Engineer Salary in New Jersey $35.03 $72,860 # 12
Ship Engineer Salary in Virginia $34.31 $71,370 # 13
Ship Engineer Salary in Kentucky $33.94 $70,600 # 14
Ship Engineer Salary in Oregon $33.75 $70,200 # 15
Ship Engineer Salary in Tennessee $33.18 $69,020 # 16
Ship Engineer Salary in Indiana $32.46 $67,520 # 17
Ship Engineer Salary in Maine $31.45 $65,410 # 18
Ship Engineer Salary in California $30.70 $63,860 # 19
Ship Engineer Salary in Alaska $29.81 $62,000 # 20
Ship Engineer Salary in Georgia $28.27 $58,810 # 21

Career Attributes

  • $77,970
  • 10,100
  • 3.1
  • 6.9%
  • Certificate or Associate's degree
  • Naval Engineering
More Attributes