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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
7,380 8.9 % $ 47.03 $ 97,820 3.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 27.19 $ 36.83 $ 44.89 $ 57.02 $ 73.02
Annual Wage (2) $ 56,550 $ 76,600 $ 93,370 $ 118,610 $ 151,880


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 2,570 1.78 $ 45.30 $ 94,230
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 1,880 0.12 $ 40.39 $ 84,010
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,100 0.05 $ 53.85 $ 112,000
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 330 1.02 $ 45.77 $ 95,190
Scientific Research and Development Services 150 0.02 $ 55.14 $ 114,690

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 2,570 1.78 $ 45.30 $ 94,230
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 330 1.02 $ 45.77 $ 95,190
Support Activities for Water Transportation 110 0.12 $ 39.58 $ 82,330
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 1,880 0.12 $ 40.39 $ 84,010
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 40 0.05 $ 31.95 $ 66,460

Top paying industries for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $ 72.31 $ 150,410
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $ 59.91 $ 124,610
Scientific Research and Development Services 150 0.02 $ 55.14 $ 114,690
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,100 0.05 $ 53.85 $ 112,000
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 50 (7) $ 47.47 $ 98,750


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.



Map of employment of marine engineers and naval architects by state, May 2021


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 1,700 0.45 8.64 $ 37.95 $ 78,940
Florida 760 0.09 1.70 $ 34.81 $ 72,400
Washington 520 0.16 3.11 $ 47.81 $ 99,440
District of Columbia 510 0.77 14.69 $ 64.70 $ 134,580
Texas 410 0.03 0.64 $ 44.38 $ 92,300


Map of location quotient of marine engineers and naval architects by state, May 2021


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 510 0.77 14.69 $ 64.70 $ 134,580
Virginia 1,700 0.45 8.64 $ 37.95 $ 78,940
Maine 200 0.33 6.36 (8) (8)
Washington 520 0.16 3.11 $ 47.81 $ 99,440
Maryland 320 0.13 2.42 $ 58.31 $ 121,280


Map of annual mean wages of marine engineers and naval architects by state, May 2021


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 510 0.77 14.69 $ 64.70 $ 134,580
Maryland 320 0.13 2.42 $ 58.31 $ 121,280
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $ 54.86 $ 114,110
California 200 0.01 0.23 $ 54.85 $ 114,090
Massachusetts 200 0.06 1.14 $ 53.58 $ 111,450



Map of employment of marine engineers and naval architects by area, May 2021


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 1,160 1.64 31.30 $ 39.49 $ 82,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 980 0.33 6.37 $ 60.58 $ 126,010
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 240 0.03 0.52 (8) (8)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 180 2.09 39.87 $ 45.14 $ 93,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 160 0.06 1.08 $ 52.59 $ 109,390
Jacksonville, FL 130 0.20 3.75 $ 40.17 $ 83,550
Mobile, AL 110 0.69 13.23 $ 42.31 $ 87,990
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.03 0.53 $ 46.21 $ 96,110
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 70 0.05 1.02 $ 52.19 $ 108,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 70 0.01 0.22 $ 50.67 $ 105,390


Map of location quotient of marine engineers and naval architects by area, May 2021


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 180 2.09 39.87 $ 45.14 $ 93,890
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,160 1.64 31.30 $ 39.49 $ 82,140
Mobile, AL 110 0.69 13.23 $ 42.31 $ 87,990
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 50 0.35 6.78 $ 49.48 $ 102,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 980 0.33 6.37 $ 60.58 $ 126,010
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 30 0.23 4.42 $ 38.59 $ 80,260
Jacksonville, FL 130 0.20 3.75 $ 40.17 $ 83,550
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 40 0.17 3.18 $ 31.43 $ 65,380
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 160 0.06 1.08 $ 52.59 $ 109,390
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 70 0.05 1.02 $ 52.19 $ 108,560


Map of annual mean wages of marine engineers and naval architects by area, May 2021


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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 30 0.01 0.26 $ 73.86 $ 153,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 980 0.33 6.37 $ 60.58 $ 126,010
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 160 0.06 1.08 $ 52.59 $ 109,390
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $ 52.55 $ 109,300
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 70 0.05 1.02 $ 52.19 $ 108,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 70 0.01 0.22 $ 50.67 $ 105,390
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 60 0.05 0.88 $ 50.41 $ 104,850
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 49.91 $ 103,800
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 50 0.35 6.78 $ 49.48 $ 102,920
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.03 0.53 $ 46.21 $ 96,110


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022