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Posted to Maritime Reporter (by on March 24, 2024

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. Also note that many of these positions. ALSO offer significant sign on bonuses that are not factored into the annual average salary earnings:

 Base SalaryAnnual Average Salary
Able Seaman$48,565$98,778
Deck Engineer Machinist $50,104-$56,345$111,267
Electrician$59,816-$69,687$136,449
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 sealiftcommand.com to see the full listing and bonuses available.

If flexibility is what you are looking for, MSC now offers more opportunity for our CIVMARs to decide when you work and when you are off. By applying for a Mixed Work Schedule positions – you are applying for a part time position and only has you sail for 6 months out of the year. Learn more by reviewing the specific position descriptions.

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