Merchant Navy Salary Latest | Salary in Merchant Navy for Officers

Merchant Navy, also called as commercial navy has always been a reason of fascination among people. Especially young person after passing their school looks towards this profession. The utmost reason that drags them towards this way is money and also, chance to visit all around the globe. Since, people working in it are sort of global citizen; they are prone to experiences from different nationalities which is itself a good exposure.
There are various famous questions that we come across while discussing about merchant navy like:

Merchant Navy Salary

1)     Salary in merchant navy as engineer?
2)     Salary in merchant navy after 12th?
3)     Salary in merchant navy as deck officer? Etc………..
Well questions are lot, but all of them have same answer. So we thought why not dedicate one of the article towards this most common, yet fascinating questions that always come in to minds of newbie’s, who are looking towards making a career in this field. In order to make our discussion a little bit easier, we will discuss the salary packages of officers and ratings separately.
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Salary in merchant navy as Deck Officer

As by now you must be aware about the fact that, Deck officer are the one who handles the navigation of ship. If you want to know more about this, read this article: Deck or Engine-Which side to choose in Merchant Navy
So, the general hierarchy of rank in this department is like this:
Captain
Chief Officer or Chief Mate
2nd Officer or 2nd Mate
3rd Officer or 3rd Mate
Now let’s see their salary.
3rd officer being the starting rank for this department, gets around 2300-3500$, varying as per type of ship, nationality and company. 2nd officer
gets, around 3500-4500$, as per experience and other factors. Chief Mate gets in between, 6500$-8000$. Again as per the other factors involved like experiences etc.
Captain or master gets a salary package in between 9000$-12000$ as per experience. Merchant Navy Salary depends on various factors as we have told in each section.

Merchant Navy Salary as Engineer

Well these are the guys that are operating the machinery on board. Here is the flow chart for the rank in this department:
Chief Engineer
2nd Engineer
3rd Engineer
4th engineer: Know more
A 4th engineer may get a salary in between 2300$-3600$, as per the above mentioned factors. 3rd Engineer can get in between, 3800$-4600$. 2nd engineer get salary of around 6000$-8000$
Electrical Engineer or ETO is also there in some ships, and can get salary package between 4000$-5000$ per month. He or She take care the electrical equipment onboard. Due to advancement in ships, lots of electrical equipment is being used, so a career in this direction is also a good one.
Chief Engineer gets Salary between 9000$ to 12000$. Chief Engineer salary is little bit less than captain, if both have same experience. So, this was all about salary packages that you get when you are officer onboard. One reason that makes these pay scales very good is that, seaman’s remains outside their country for some time and thus they are not entitled to the tax in their country. Also, the conversion rate of dollar in each country is different, so that in turn also changes the salary packages. Although salaries are always given in dollars, but there are some shipping company who give salaries in Pounds or Euros.
Note: All ranks mentioned here can get more salary, if they have done more contracts on these ranks.

Salary of Ratings in Merchant Navy

For Deck Department:
Bosun Salary-1400$-1800$
Able Seaman- 1100$-1400$
Ordinary Seamen- 800$-1100$
For Engine Department:
Pump man salary is around 1000$-1800$
Motorman Salary is around 1200$-1500$
Oiler salary is 800$-1200$
Fitter Salary is 1000$-1200$
Repairman Salary is around 900$ to 1200$.
Note: For ratings, salary also includes the overtime they do in one month. Every company has different policies
for it.

So What changes salary in Merchant Navy?

Well there are following factors that decide your salary:
Type of Ships: LNG, LPG carriers have high wages because of the fact that, the cargo carried is dangerous. Oil tankers come next in salary and after that container, bulk and other types of vessel.
Experience: For example, a new promoted Captain may have less salary as compared to chief mate.
Nationality: Company also decides wages of their employees as per the country.
So you can see, merchant navy salary is better.
So this was all from this article. Hope you enjoyed reading it. If you have suggestion to put on, then please leave below in comment box.

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66 thoughts on “Merchant Navy Salary Latest | Salary in Merchant Navy for Officers

  • May 3, 2014 at 3:29 pm
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    Hey this is nice article man……i like it..

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    • August 13, 2016 at 5:48 pm
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      I also want to join in merchant navy

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  • May 5, 2014 at 8:09 pm
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    Recently, a stagnation has appeared in graph of salaries in merchant navy. Some years ago, salary difference between a merchant navy job and any other engineering job on land was very huge but the difference is decreasing very fast and companies on land are catching up fast. What is the reason for this? Increased competition between shipping companies or what? I guess availability of cadets in 3rd world countries is also a reason.

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    • May 10, 2014 at 10:19 am
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      Hello,

      Well certainly the salaries on land has increased several folds. See every employer always want to hire people at less wages. The industry will shift to that country where it finds cheaper manpower.

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  • June 25, 2014 at 8:25 am
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    Does a non sponser candidate have disadvantage in IMU CET….?My rank is 246…which college should I opt for?

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    • June 25, 2014 at 9:36 am
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      Rank is really good. But if you are going for DNS, then it is compulsory to have sponsorship, for other courses it is not.

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  • July 7, 2014 at 1:21 pm
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    sir when will be receiving call letters from imu and where we have to go

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  • November 11, 2014 at 6:31 pm
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    Sir..! While choosing BSc nautical science..! Is it an wise choice..!?? And what kind of jobs are available.!!?? ..

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  • February 28, 2015 at 12:21 pm
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    if a person fails in 11std and gives 12 std (boards)H.S.C privately will he be given admissions in marine universities

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  • December 6, 2015 at 6:33 am
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    Sir are these salaries of 1 year or one contract … and if contract then how many monrhs contract salary it is???

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  • March 6, 2016 at 5:12 am
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    He is in Merchant navy
    Presently working as 2nd officer.What will be his salary?

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  • March 29, 2016 at 8:09 am
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    He is in 2nd mate navigating officer in a large cargo. what is his salary.

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    • March 29, 2016 at 9:11 am
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      He should get salary in between 3500-4500$ per month depending on the company and experience.

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      • February 25, 2017 at 2:16 pm
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        sir now i am in class 10. i want to join merchent navy as good paid one one.how can i join plz can u help me

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      • May 20, 2017 at 4:45 am
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        Sir, i m b. Sc.(non-medical) student in +2 (65%) marks. How to join a Marchant neavy. Please give me answer.

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  • April 12, 2016 at 4:07 am
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    Please tell me after what are the posts and eligibility and salary

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  • April 12, 2016 at 4:08 am
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    Sorry I have forgotten to write class 12th

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  • April 22, 2016 at 5:16 pm
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    I am very nice marchent navy and like

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  • April 30, 2016 at 9:22 am
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    sir would u please tell me the salary of experienced bosun.(sentosa leader)ship name

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  • May 7, 2016 at 5:39 am
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    I’m 12th passed student from commerce side & also apeared for 1 year diploma in fire& safety eng .
    can I join merchant navy ?
    at
    What post ?
    And how much salary I’ll earn

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    • June 29, 2016 at 4:56 am
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      Hello, Mr. Gopal I am sagar from maharashtra
      Please give me your job profile &
      Please provide your contact number send my mail.

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  • May 16, 2016 at 6:40 am
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    Dear sir,

    I’m very interested in Merchant Navy for Engine Department.
    Recently I’m doing BE Mechanical (4th year).
    So just want to know that from ur side that….
    For GME Course, it is necessary to appear for IMU-CET exam for the admission purpose in any Marine Institute.

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  • May 20, 2016 at 1:43 pm
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    Dear sir

    I have finished my rating course and now unfortunately I’m in Iran sailing in m/t vessel for 1 year so what should I do after finish contract give right way to me for best future.
    ThThank u sir i Hope u understand.

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  • May 21, 2016 at 1:07 pm
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    Which institutions gives 100% campus placement in marine engineering courses in India?

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  • June 12, 2016 at 11:52 am
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    is merchant navy comes on under central gov.

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  • June 24, 2016 at 6:59 pm
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    Dear sir
    I m too much interested in marine engineering..I have poor family and through the help of loan I m going to do GME after b.tech…so plz tell me its my right decision will I get sure placement after completing GME..and on which post I I’ll be there and what I’ll be approx my sellary…I I’ll do my best as my possible and give and fully dedicate about that….but I just want to know only this think is this right decision for me..to overcome poorness of my family…??

    Plz sir give me suggetion ..mail on my mail address..

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    • June 24, 2016 at 10:43 pm
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      Yes this is a good profession, but make sure that the college you are going in to have a good placement.

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  • June 26, 2016 at 12:30 pm
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    Hello sir do a merchant navy engineer have to do job for whole year

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  • June 28, 2016 at 4:24 am
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    dont choose this profession believe me

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    • July 17, 2016 at 9:55 am
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      YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT THERE ARE MANY TRAINING INSTITUTES PUBLISHING BOGUS ADVERTISEMENTS IN NEWS PAPERS AND SHIPPING MAGAZINES TO ATTRACT CANDIDATES . THEY PRODUCE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TRAINEE ENGINEERS, CADETS , DECK ENGINE AND SALOON RATINGS BUT ONLY FEW GE T JOB . RECENTLY I MET A BOY WHO WORKS AS A COUNTER SALESMAN IN A BAKERY AFTER SPENDING MORE THAN 12 LAKHS TO COMPLETE HND (HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA -UK ) FROM SUCH AN INSTITUTE .IT IS PATHETIC !!!!

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  • July 1, 2016 at 4:57 pm
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    hello sir i am interested in merchant navy but i want know merchant navy salery packege . please reply

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  • July 18, 2016 at 5:42 am
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    Hello, I am a newly married girl. My husband is sailing from china to mexico. I want deliver some urgent documents to him.I am clueless right now. I do seek your help regarding that.

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  • August 2, 2016 at 3:56 pm
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    what is trainnig time salary and tarinnig compilite when how much salary

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  • August 27, 2016 at 4:27 pm
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    Sir i have submitted form Of marine.sir when you will send my slip.?

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  • August 29, 2016 at 5:45 pm
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    Hello sir,
    I AM DECK CADET WITH EXPERIENCE OF 9 MONTHS ON CONTAINERS CARRIER VESSEL.
    PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE VACANCIES FOR THE POST OF DECK CADET.

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  • September 11, 2016 at 4:18 am
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    Sir I want join merchant navy

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  • September 17, 2016 at 7:16 am
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    hi…. I have passed the merchant navy exam … and I m selected for the merchant navy…. they are saying that u have to go dehradoon for training for 24 month… and ur starting salary is about 1000$ per month…… bt I don’t belive bcoz they are giving so much money… sir can u plz tell me that is true or false…… My contact NO: +917802023539 GUJARAT

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  • October 3, 2016 at 10:26 am
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    if you want to join marchant navy then contect me
    for addmission and placement in agood collage
    contect no–9416521109

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  • October 6, 2016 at 3:27 am
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    Sir , I am a B.Tech mechanical engineer. I just finished my B.tech course. What step should I take next to get into the ships? Please reply. Thank you

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  • October 6, 2016 at 4:31 am
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    Sir I am doing study in B.SC FINAL year in PCM . After completing my graduation I want to join merchant navy. So please tell me how I can join it. And what will the pay scale of it.

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  • October 7, 2016 at 5:18 am
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    I am a former Radio Officer in merchant ships. I studied at South Shield Marine and Technical College, UK. What means of radio communication are used today in merchant ships? Who is responsible of merchant ship communication? Is RF communication used in ships today?

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  • October 15, 2016 at 6:14 am
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    i am mukesh i am also want to join marchant navy ,plese help me, what should do for a govt marchant navy

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  • October 16, 2016 at 6:27 am
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    i also want join merchant navy i am in 10th standard

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  • October 17, 2016 at 5:20 pm
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    Hi I m electronics and instrumentation engineering passed student…. I keenly interested in merchant Navy …..as I m girl …. what will be the opportunity for me?????

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  • October 23, 2016 at 3:48 pm
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    Hay sir i wanna join m.navy nw i m doing gp ratting …after that wht i do plz suggessed me

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  • November 10, 2016 at 5:32 pm
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    If anybody want to join merchant Navy contact me. 09634520636

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  • November 10, 2016 at 5:34 pm
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    If anybody want to join merchant Navy contact. 09634520636

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  • November 29, 2016 at 2:36 am
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    Mai bhi bhaut Jald AA rha hoo.. marchent Navy me..
    I love marchent Navy..

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  • January 31, 2017 at 2:09 pm
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    i am a student of class12th of cbse board from lucknow . I want to join merchant navy
    then please tell me what could i do after 12th to join it as a officer or on high salary
    what diploma i will do ?

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  • February 21, 2017 at 5:04 am
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    Sir I want to join merchant navy what are the courses

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  • March 19, 2017 at 6:07 pm
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    I’m 12th passed student from Pre-eng & now I’m appeared b.com 1st year, and I have 6 month experience in software reparing from NR intelitech sdn.bhd (Malaysia).
    2, Accountant at Production house AME Unlimited company in (karachi).
    3, Controll Room Officer at Falcon I private limited tracking company , now I have jion merchant navy, what post I’ll get, and whats about my salary can u please tell me, at this time I’m job less, I also fill the merchant navy form, so please contact me # 03113212551. ASAP.
    Thanks.

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  • March 29, 2017 at 1:24 pm
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    Hello sir
    I wish i m joined indian merchant navy so please give me a some information

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  • April 10, 2017 at 5:17 am
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    does merchant navy officer get paid on holiday?

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  • May 22, 2017 at 6:50 am
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    sir I m a deck cadet in whilhelmsen shopping company .what will be my salery as a deck cadet

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  • June 16, 2017 at 5:46 pm
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    Sir for rating how much percentadge to join the job after 12th

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  • June 23, 2017 at 10:38 am
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    Can we join merchant navy as a medical officer .If yes then how ?

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