Salary is one factor that leads to overall satisfaction in a career.

After graduation, naval and marine engineering graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $184,107, while the bottom 20% make closer to $46,492. The median grad salary is $92,518.

Naval and Marine Engineering graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in naval and marine engineering is $59,162, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $64,735.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

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