Education required to be a Marine Engineering.
Because there are so many different mechanical systems on ships, many marine engineers choose to specialize in designing certain types of equipment. Engines, pumps, and electrical systems are a few areas where a marine engineer may choose to focus.
According to the website PayScale, as of September 2010, marine engineers receive total compensation of $60,996 to $101,809 per year. High-paying industries include oil and gas at $68,017 to $112,981 and water transportation at $63,356 to $101,243.
The greater the experience, the higher the pay, with those having one to four years of work earning $58,831 to $70,434. Those with five to nine years earn $56,000 to $96,000, while those with 10 to 19 years get $58,958 to $106,296.
The location of the job affects salary, with Louisiana showing the widest and highest ranges at $82,925 to $163,488. California offers $27,676 to $102,199, while Texas pays $62,918 to $103,225.