Marine Engineer

Mataaro Kaipuke

Alternative titles

Marine engineers operate, maintain, service and repair engines, as well as mechanical and electronic equipment on ships, boats and yachts.


Marine engineers starting out usually earn

$60K-$80K per year

Marine engineers with more than five years' experience usually earn

$80K-$180K per year

Source: International Maritime Institute of New Zealand.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a marine engineer are good due to a shortage of people in the role.

Last updated 28 January 2016