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How much does a Ship Engineer make in the United States?

Average Ship Engineer Hourly Wage in the United States

Ship Engineers earn a median hourly wage of $35.03. Hourly wages typically start from $18.54 and go up to $63.94.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Ship Engineer Yearly Salary in the United States

Ship Engineers earn a median salary of $72,870 per year. Salaries typically start from $38,570 and go up to $132,990.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Ship Engineer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Ship Engineer Earnings

The highest earning Ship Engineers in the United States earn:

$63.94
an hour
$132,990
per year
Senior Ship Engineer Earnings

Senior Ship Engineers in the United States earn:

$47.17
an hour
$98,120
per year
Experienced Ship Engineer Earnings

Experienced Ship Engineers in the United States earn:

$35.03
an hour
$72,870
per year
Junior Ship Engineer Earnings

Junior Ship Engineers in the United States earn:

$24.19
an hour
$50,310
per year
Starting Ship Engineer Earnings

Starting Ship Engineers in the United States earn:

$18.54
an hour
$38,570
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Ship Engineer salary comparison

Ship Engineers earn less than 85% percent of Engineering careers. Ship Engineer salaries are in the top 81% of all careers in the United States.

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Naval Architect Salary $93k
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Mechanical Engineer Salary $83k
Agricultural Engineer Salary $75k
Ship Engineer Salary $72k
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Historical salary for Ship Engineers in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Ship Engineer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Ship Engineer Salary in Louisiana $48.73 $101,370 # 1
Ship Engineer Salary in Ohio $46.28 $96,260 # 2
Ship Engineer Salary in Massachusetts $44.55 $92,660 # 3
Ship Engineer Salary in New York $39.38 $81,900 # 4
Ship Engineer Salary in Washington $38.15 $79,340 # 5
Ship Engineer Salary in Florida $35.80 $74,460 # 6
Ship Engineer Salary in Texas $37.17 $77,310 # 7
Ship Engineer Salary in Mississippi $35.33 $73,490 # 8
Ship Engineer Salary in Connecticut $29.59 $61,560 # 9
Ship Engineer Salary in New Jersey $35.21 $73,230 # 10
Ship Engineer Salary in South Carolina $29.41 $61,180 # 11
Ship Engineer Salary in Indiana $34.90 $72,600 # 12
Ship Engineer Salary in Virginia $27.78 $57,780 # 13
Ship Engineer Salary in Tennessee $29.18 $60,690 # 14
Ship Engineer Salary in California $30.52 $63,470 # 15
Ship Engineer Salary in Kentucky $32.99 $68,610 # 16
Ship Engineer Salary in Maine $22.38 $46,540 # 17
Ship Engineer Salary in Oregon $25.68 $53,420 # 18
Ship Engineer Salary in Alaska $30.36 $63,150 # 19
Ship Engineer Salary in Pennsylvania $28.30 $58,870 # 20
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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