"autocad," "electrical systems," and "hvac" aren't the only skills we found marine engineers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of marine engineer responsibilities that we found, including:
Before becoming a marine engineer, 65.0% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 11.3% marine engineers went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most marine engineers have a college degree. But about one out of every eight marine engineers didn't attend college at all.
Those marine engineers who do attend college, typically earn either a marine engineering degree or a mechanical engineering degree. Less commonly earned degrees for marine engineers include a engineering degree or a business degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a marine engineer. We've found that most marine engineer resumes include experience from Harris, Brunswick, and CACI International. Of recent, Harris had 3 positions open for marine engineers. Meanwhile, there are 2 job openings at Brunswick and 1 at CACI International.
If you're interested in companies where marine engineers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Chevron, 2H Offshore, and Occidental Petroleum. We found that at Chevron, the average marine engineer salary is $140,883. Whereas at 2H Offshore, marine engineers earn roughly $120,531. And at Occidental Petroleum, they make an average salary of $115,416.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a marine engineer include General Dynamics, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman. These three companies were found to hire the most marine engineers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, marine engineers make their living in the manufacturing and energy industries. Marine engineers tend to make the most in the technology industry with an average salary of $102,081. The marine engineer annual salary in the government and energy industries generally make $95,046 and $92,348 respectively. Additionally, marine engineers who work in the technology industry make 30.8% more than marine engineers in the transportation Industry.