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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Ship Engineer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,230
25th Percentile Wage
$53,050
50th Percentile Wage
$73,110
75th Percentile Wage
$96,950
90th Percentile Wage
$126,340

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 $126,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,230. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 206% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of ship engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,110
3.47% 3.04%
2016
$70,570
-3.26% -
2015
$72,870
6.55% -
2014
$68,100
-2.29% -
2013
$69,660
-1.77% -
2012
$70,890
- -

Table 2. Ship Engineer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of ship engineers in 10 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
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$88,850
Mining
$80,420
Transportation and Warehousing
$75,070
Educational Services
$74,500
Federal, State, and Local Government
$68,780
Construction
$64,190
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$61,760
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 $43,870 to $109,110. The highest paying state for ship engineers is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $109,110. The lowest paying state is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $43,870. For more salary information of ship engineers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Minnesota
$109,110
Alabama
$104,560
New York
$99,820
Kentucky
$98,820
Ohio
$96,260
Maryland
$91,300
Massachusetts
$89,830
Washington
$87,230
Missouri
$85,810
Florida
$79,420
Louisiana
$76,050
Mississippi
$75,030
Indiana
$74,800
Tennessee
$73,800
New Jersey
$73,490
Illinois
$73,250
Oregon
$71,600
Texas
$68,210
South Carolina
$65,870
Alaska
$65,700
Pennsylvania
$65,390
California
$64,860
Connecticut
$61,560
Georgia
$59,220
Virginia
$59,040
Hawaii
$58,590
Maine
$47,230
North Carolina
$45,320
District of Columbia
$43,870



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