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The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.The median annual wage for marine engineers was $93,350 in May 2016. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $58,580, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $152,450.
They typically work in offices, where they have access to computer software and other tools necessary for analyzing projects and designing solutions. Sometimes, they must go to sea on ships to test or maintain the ships that they have designed or built. Marine engineers and naval architects who work on power generation projects, such as offshore wind turbines and tidal power, work along the coast—both offshore and on land. They also sometimes work on oil rigs, where they oversee the repair or maintenance of systems that they may have designed.
Marine engineers work on oil rigs and ships, They make sure the workers are safe an that the equipment is working right.