Training Requirements for Ship Engineers

Ship engineers need a postsecondary nondegree award and less than 5 years experience.

Degrees for Ship engineers
Percent
Less than High School 9.8
High School 38.4
Some College 30.3
Associates Degree 4.9
Bachelors Degree 11.7
Masters Degree 4.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment Outlook for Ship Engineers

This represents about 10,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 more ship engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 3,000 more.

Typical Income for Ship Engineers

Hourly Income

On average,ship engineers make $35.64 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Ship engineers $17.98 $24.07 $33.93 $44.69 $57.54
Transportation and material moving occupations $9.21 $10.91 $14.78 $20.76 $28.50
Water transportation workers $12.81 $18.22 $26.38 $38.72 $55.84
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, ship engineers make $74,120 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Ship engineers $37,390 $50,060 $70,570 $92,950 $119,690
Transportation and material moving occupations $19,150 $22,680 $30,730 $43,170 $59,270
Water transportation workers $26,650 $37,890 $54,870 $80,530 $116,140
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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