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Posted to Maritime Reporter (by on November 20, 2023

For any job seeker, what they will earn is one of the most important factors. Some organizations list hourly rates, while others list day rates- there are countless ways to see what you will earn in any position. Military Sealift Command has always paid our civil service mariners (CIVMARs) well, but when one looks at the published salary, they may have been discouraged by the low number shown. This is because it is the most basic, base rate and does not include the overtime, the pay based on ship assignment, any hazard pays, etc.

To show you what the reality is, we have published here the Average Annual Salary for most of the positions we are actively hiring for. And the numbers are outstanding.

Here are a few samples to showcase the difference between the published base rate and the annual average:

 Base Salary        Annual Average Salary        
Ordinary Seaman$31,027-$40,386$65,786
Able Seaman$48,565$98,778
Deck Engineer Machinist$50,104-$56,345$111,267
Chief Radio Electronics Technician$72,321$120,244
Medical Services Officer$86,771-$98,725$146,422
Second Cook$44,930$101,885
Cook Baker$40,722-$49,477$109,346

Visit to see the full listing.

We are focused on improving the common complaint of our workforce. Overdue relief.  We are proud to say we have driven down overdue relief from over 700 CIVMARs to approximately 100 - and we are still working, because even 10 is too many.

Our commitment to our current workforce and the workforce of the future is that getting our mariners relieved on time will always be a top priority for both the ship and shoreside leadership.

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