Deck Engineers


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Deck Engineers

Deck Engineers - Wages & Trends

Wages vary widely based on the engineer's rank and experience. Wages also vary by destination. Wages are higher for trips across the ocean than for other waters. However, workers may wait months between jobs, which reduces their yearly income.

Many engineers who work full time on American ships receive benefits. These benefits may include health insurance and sick leave. Some employers also provide retirement plans.

Ship engineers (SOC 53-5031)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $23.64 $31.72 $41.27
Yearly $49,180 $65,977 $85,849
    Cook County Hourly $22.91 $31.99 $41.01
Yearly $47,649 $66,542 $85,297
United States Hourly $26.78 $36.53 $47.99
Yearly $55,700 $75,990 $99,830

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.