Ship Engineer Salary Information

The salary statistics of ship engineers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of ship engineers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The ship engineers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Ship Engineer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,390
25th Percentile Wage
$50,060
50th Percentile Wage
$70,570
75th Percentile Wage
$92,950
90th Percentile Wage
$119,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for ship engineers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) ship engineers is $119,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,390. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 220% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of ship engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201670,570-3.26%-0.45%
201572,8706.55%-
201468,100-2.29%-
201369,660-1.77%-
201270,890--

Table 2. Ship Engineer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of ship engineers in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for ship engineers occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $90,710. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $55,500).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$90,710
Transportation and Warehousing
$70,910
Federal, State, and Local Government
$69,030
Educational Services
$67,440
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$60,320
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$58,200
Manufacturing
$55,500

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Ship Engineers by States

From the above tables we note that not only ship engineers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of ship engineers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $58,280 to $96,260. The highest paying state for ship engineers is Ohio with a median annual salary of $96,260. The lowest paying state is Alabama with a median annual salary of $58,280. For more salary information of ship engineers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Ohio
$96,260
Maryland
$93,380
Florida
$85,850
Massachusetts
$84,290
Washington
$80,660
New York
$79,370
Texas
$76,760
Louisiana
$74,640
Kentucky
$74,450
Illinois
$73,250
Hawaii
$72,960
Indiana
$72,690
New Jersey
$72,490
Mississippi
$71,790
Tennessee
$71,400
Pennsylvania
$70,890
Oregon
$66,960
South Carolina
$63,980
Alaska
$63,670
California
$62,800
Connecticut
$61,560
Virginia
$58,380
Alabama
$58,280


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