Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects

Design, develop, and evaluate the operation of marine vessels, ship machinery, and related equipment, such as power supply and propulsion systems.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,880 11.7 % $46.22 $96,140 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.09 $33.46 $42.36 $54.53 $72.38
Annual Wage (2) $54,260 $69,600 $88,100 $113,420 $150,560


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,860 0.22 $51.30 $106,710
Ship and Boat Building 1,000 0.79 $39.12 $81,360
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 950 0.05 $49.23 $102,410
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 440 0.07 $35.85 $74,570
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 370 0.94 $43.69 $90,880

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Inland Water Transportation 260 1.06 $44.48 $92,510
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 370 0.94 $43.69 $90,880
Ship and Boat Building 1,000 0.79 $39.12 $81,360
Support Activities for Water Transportation 240 0.26 $35.92 $74,720
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,860 0.22 $51.30 $106,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 (7) $59.89 $124,560
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,860 0.22 $51.30 $106,710
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 950 0.05 $49.23 $102,410
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 80 0.01 $46.21 $96,110
Inland Water Transportation 260 1.06 $44.48 $92,510


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,000 0.09 1.79 $51.08 $106,250
Virginia 870 0.24 4.56 $43.91 $91,340
Washington 630 0.23 4.32 $41.09 $85,470
Florida 420 0.06 1.10 $35.71 $74,270
Maryland 400 0.16 2.99 $52.83 $109,900




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 360 0.55 10.46 $56.85 $118,240
Virginia 870 0.24 4.56 $43.91 $91,340
Washington 630 0.23 4.32 $41.09 $85,470
Louisiana 310 0.17 3.18 $38.46 $79,990
Maryland 400 0.16 2.99 $52.83 $109,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 360 0.55 10.46 $56.85 $118,240
Pennsylvania 30 0.01 0.11 $53.67 $111,630
Maryland 400 0.16 2.99 $52.83 $109,900
Texas 1,000 0.09 1.79 $51.08 $106,250
New Jersey 50 0.01 0.26 $44.38 $92,310





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 820 0.31 5.90 $51.18 $106,460
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 670 0.93 17.62 $38.84 $80,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 610 0.26 4.89 $58.45 $121,580
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 290 0.21 3.90 $42.70 $88,810
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 210 1.62 30.71 $42.64 $88,690
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 170 0.17 3.30 $42.33 $88,040
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 150 1.92 36.28 $37.50 $78,000
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 140 0.26 5.01 $38.88 $80,870
Mobile, AL 120 0.73 13.86 $28.02 $58,280
Barnstable Town, MA 120 1.27 23.94 $43.76 $91,020




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 150 1.92 36.28 $37.50 $78,000
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 210 1.62 30.71 $42.64 $88,690
Barnstable Town, MA 120 1.27 23.94 $43.76 $91,020
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 670 0.93 17.62 $38.84 $80,790
Mobile, AL 120 0.73 13.86 $28.02 $58,280
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 40 0.41 7.71 $35.66 $74,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 820 0.31 5.90 $51.18 $106,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 610 0.26 4.89 $58.45 $121,580
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 140 0.26 5.01 $38.88 $80,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 290 0.21 3.90 $42.70 $88,810




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 610 0.26 4.89 $58.45 $121,580
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 820 0.31 5.90 $51.18 $106,460
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $50.07 $104,150
Baltimore-Towson, MD 90 0.07 1.39 $45.38 $94,390
Barnstable Town, MA 120 1.27 23.94 $43.76 $91,020
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 290 0.21 3.90 $42.70 $88,810
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 210 1.62 30.71 $42.64 $88,690
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 170 0.17 3.30 $42.33 $88,040
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.20 $41.41 $86,130
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 140 0.26 5.01 $38.88 $80,870

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 10.51 $46.67 $97,070

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 10.51 $46.67 $97,070

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 10.51 $46.67 $97,070


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013