Marine Engineer

Mataaro Kaipuke

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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.
A ship unloading at night under lights

Marine engineers are in charge of the engines, electrical and other technical systems on board vessels

Last updated 20 January 2017