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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
10,960 4.6 % $46.59 $96,910 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $30.76 $35.30 $43.74 $55.66 $69.98
Annual Wage (2) $63,980 $73,430 $90,970 $115,760 $145,550


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 2,890 0.20 $46.05 $95,780
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,030 0.05 $50.71 $105,480
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 650 0.09 $46.46 $96,630
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 640 0.05 $50.13 $104,270
Support Activities for Water Transportation 180 0.20 $30.84 $64,140

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 100 0.39 $51.75 $107,630
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 120 0.33 $54.79 $113,970
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,890 0.20 $46.05 $95,780
Support Activities for Water Transportation 180 0.20 $30.84 $64,140
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 650 0.09 $46.46 $96,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 120 0.33 $54.79 $113,970
Inland Water Transportation 100 0.39 $51.75 $107,630
Employment Services (8) (8) $51.68 $107,500
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,030 0.05 $50.71 $105,480
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 640 0.05 $50.13 $104,270


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)
Virginia 1,910 0.50 6.54 (8) (8)
District of Columbia 770 1.09 14.21 $57.82 $120,260
Texas 650 0.05 0.71 (8) (8)
Washington 580 0.18 2.38 $42.24 $87,870
Maryland 520 0.20 2.54 $53.90 $112,120




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 770 1.09 14.21 $57.82 $120,260
Virginia 1,910 0.50 6.54 (8) (8)
Mississippi 300 0.27 3.53 $44.92 $93,430
Rhode Island 110 0.22 2.91 (8) (8)
Maryland 520 0.20 2.54 $53.90 $112,120




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 770 1.09 14.21 $57.82 $120,260
California 520 0.03 0.40 $55.73 $115,910
Maryland 520 0.20 2.54 $53.90 $112,120
Louisiana 180 0.09 1.23 $49.07 $102,070
Florida 170 0.02 0.26 $45.80 $95,260



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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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.59 7.70 $51.00 $106,080
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 970 1.30 16.89 $41.10 $85,480
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 520 0.18 2.32 $43.04 $89,520
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 370 0.22 2.90 $44.24 $92,010
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 310 0.21 2.78 $50.92 $105,910
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 280 0.48 6.28 $55.08 $114,560
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 220 0.16 2.14 $52.74 $109,700
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 190 1.28 16.60 $44.50 $92,560
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 140 1.58 20.50 $39.10 $81,340
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 110 0.19 2.44 (8) (8)


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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 140 1.58 20.50 $39.10 $81,340
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 970 1.30 16.89 $41.10 $85,480
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 190 1.28 16.60 $44.50 $92,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.59 7.70 $51.00 $106,080
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 280 0.48 6.28 $55.08 $114,560
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 370 0.22 2.90 $44.24 $92,010
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.21 2.71 $39.25 $81,630
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 310 0.21 2.78 $50.92 $105,910
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 110 0.19 2.44 (8) (8)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 520 0.18 2.32 $43.04 $89,520


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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)
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 90 0.17 2.20 $56.02 $116,510
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 280 0.48 6.28 $55.08 $114,560
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 220 0.16 2.14 $52.74 $109,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.10 $51.81 $107,760
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 60 0.03 0.43 $51.13 $106,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.59 7.70 $51.00 $106,080
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 310 0.21 2.78 $50.92 $105,910
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.44 $48.25 $100,360
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.36 $47.92 $99,680
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 190 1.28 16.60 $44.50 $92,560


About May 2017 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018