Information About Ship Engineers

Training Requirements for Ship Engineers

Ship engineers need postsecondary nondegree award.

Degrees for Ship engineers
Training 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

Represents about 10,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 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.


Hourly Income

On average, ship engineers make $35.64 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
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.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
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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