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Marine Engineer

Mataaro Kaipuke

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Marine engineers operate, service and repair engines, and mechanical and electronic equipment on ships and boats.


New marine engineers usually earn

$60K-$80K per year

Experienced marine engineers usually earn

$80K-$180K per year

Source: International Maritime Institute of New Zealand, 2017

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a marine engineer are poor due to a lack of demand for their services.
A ship unloading at night under lights

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

Last updated 19 December 2017