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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
Industry profile for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
Geographic profile for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects

National estimates for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
8,700 7.8 % $ 47.88 $ 99,590 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 30.10 $ 36.90 $ 45.89 $ 57.11 $ 71.43
Annual Wage (2) $ 62,610 $ 76,750 $ 95,440 $ 118,790 $ 148,580


Industry profile for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ship and Boat Building 2,680 1.95 $ 46.84 $ 97,430
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,390 0.16 $ 47.35 $ 98,490
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,080 0.05 $ 53.44 $ 111,150
Scientific Research and Development Services 830 0.11 $ 49.99 $ 103,980
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 270 0.04 $ 52.00 $ 108,150

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ship and Boat Building 2,680 1.95 $ 46.84 $ 97,430
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 250 0.68 $ 50.94 $ 105,950
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,390 0.16 $ 47.35 $ 98,490
Inland Water Transportation 40 0.15 $ 64.61 $ 134,380
Support Activities for Water Transportation 110 0.13 $ 44.46 $ 92,480

Top paying industries for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Inland Water Transportation 40 0.15 $ 64.61 $ 134,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $ 64.46 $ 134,080
Freight Transportation Arrangement 50 0.02 $ 53.46 $ 111,190
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,080 0.05 $ 53.44 $ 111,150
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 270 0.04 $ 52.00 $ 108,150


Geographic profile for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

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





States with the highest employment level in Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 1,990 0.54 8.59 $ 45.52 $ 94,690
Massachusetts 840 0.25 4.03 $ 48.29 $ 100,450
Florida 490 0.06 0.93 $ 38.61 $ 80,310
District of Columbia 450 0.66 10.54 $ 58.31 $ 121,290
Washington 450 0.14 2.26 $ 46.81 $ 97,370




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 450 0.66 10.54 $ 58.31 $ 121,290
Maine 360 0.63 10.01 $ 46.11 $ 95,910
Virginia 1,990 0.54 8.59 $ 45.52 $ 94,690
Mississippi 430 0.40 6.41 (8) (8)
Massachusetts 840 0.25 4.03 $ 48.29 $ 100,450




Top paying states for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 450 0.66 10.54 $ 58.31 $ 121,290
Texas 400 0.03 0.53 $ 56.84 $ 118,240
Maryland 290 0.11 1.81 $ 56.62 $ 117,760
Alaska 40 0.12 1.93 $ 56.37 $ 117,250
California 330 0.02 0.33 $ 53.12 $ 110,480





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,360 1.90 30.30 $ 45.23 $ 94,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,220 0.40 6.46 $ 52.81 $ 109,840
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 270 0.03 0.50 (8) (8)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 230 0.08 1.26 $ 60.29 $ 125,400
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 170 1.96 31.32 $ 44.09 $ 91,710
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 120 0.05 0.75 $ 42.32 $ 88,030
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 80 0.03 0.50 $ 43.20 $ 89,860
Urban Honolulu, HI 80 0.19 3.04 $ 41.70 $ 86,730
Jacksonville, FL 70 0.11 1.74 $ 53.62 $ 111,540
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 50 0.10 1.63 $ 62.35 $ 129,690




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 170 1.96 31.32 $ 44.09 $ 91,710
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,360 1.90 30.30 $ 45.23 $ 94,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,220 0.40 6.46 $ 52.81 $ 109,840
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 50 0.33 5.21 $ 41.29 $ 85,880
Urban Honolulu, HI 80 0.19 3.04 $ 41.70 $ 86,730
Jacksonville, FL 70 0.11 1.74 $ 53.62 $ 111,540
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 50 0.10 1.63 $ 62.35 $ 129,690
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 30 0.09 1.42 $ 47.28 $ 98,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 230 0.08 1.26 $ 60.29 $ 125,400
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 120 0.05 0.75 $ 42.32 $ 88,030




Top paying metropolitan areas for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 50 0.10 1.63 $ 62.35 $ 129,690
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 62.15 $ 129,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 230 0.08 1.26 $ 60.29 $ 125,400
Jacksonville, FL 70 0.11 1.74 $ 53.62 $ 111,540
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 50 0.04 0.58 $ 53.24 $ 110,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,220 0.40 6.46 $ 52.81 $ 109,840
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 51.80 $ 107,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 40 0.01 0.10 $ 50.35 $ 104,730
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $ 47.61 $ 99,040
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 30 0.09 1.42 $ 47.28 $ 98,330

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 290 1.60 25.64 $ 46.50 $ 96,710

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 290 1.60 25.64 $ 46.50 $ 96,710

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 290 1.60 25.64 $ 46.50 $ 96,710


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021