Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
8,120 6.8 % $48.01 $99,860 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.17 $34.90 $44.88 $57.79 $73.29
Annual Wage (2) $58,580 $72,600 $93,350 $120,210 $152,450


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 2,700 0.19 $46.55 $96,820
Ship and Boat Building 1,290 0.94 $44.99 $93,590
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,030 0.05 $49.78 $103,540
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 590 0.09 $41.84 $87,020
Oil and Gas Extraction 410 0.22 $65.15 $135,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ship and Boat Building 1,290 0.94 $44.99 $93,590
Inland Water Transportation 230 0.82 $43.98 $91,470
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 260 0.65 $54.08 $112,480
Oil and Gas Extraction 410 0.22 $65.15 $135,510
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,700 0.19 $46.55 $96,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 410 0.22 $65.15 $135,510
Management of Companies and Enterprises 70 (7) $62.84 $130,700
Support Activities for Mining (8) (8) $60.04 $124,890
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $57.86 $120,340
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 260 0.65 $54.08 $112,480


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 1,710 0.45 7.86 $46.44 $96,590
Texas 970 0.08 1.43 $55.49 $115,430
District of Columbia 810 1.15 19.95 $58.42 $121,510
Washington 630 0.20 3.54 $41.67 $86,660
California 590 0.04 0.63 $54.33 $113,010




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 810 1.15 19.95 $58.42 $121,510
Maine 350 0.59 10.20 $41.34 $85,990
Virginia 1,710 0.45 7.86 $46.44 $96,590
Mississippi 390 0.35 6.03 $42.74 $88,890
Washington 630 0.20 3.54 $41.67 $86,660




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 810 1.15 19.95 $58.42 $121,510
Texas 970 0.08 1.43 $55.49 $115,430
California 590 0.04 0.63 $54.33 $113,010
Connecticut 240 0.15 2.52 $53.66 $111,620
Maryland 480 0.18 3.17 $51.01 $106,110





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 1,410 0.57 9.80 $53.14 $110,530
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 910 1.23 21.25 $45.12 $93,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 870 0.30 5.13 $56.17 $116,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 420 0.27 4.59 $43.37 $90,200
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 350 0.25 4.34 $49.76 $103,490
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 260 0.44 7.65 $54.11 $112,550
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 220 0.16 2.83 $46.98 $97,710
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 220 1.44 24.86 $42.73 $88,880
Barnstable Town, MA 190 1.88 32.53 $29.12 $60,570
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 140 1.72 29.72 $38.61 $80,310




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)
Barnstable Town, MA 190 1.88 32.53 $29.12 $60,570
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 140 1.72 29.72 $38.61 $80,310
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 220 1.44 24.86 $42.73 $88,880
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 910 1.23 21.25 $45.12 $93,840
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 70 0.78 13.44 $39.07 $81,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.57 9.80 $53.14 $110,530
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 260 0.44 7.65 $54.11 $112,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 870 0.30 5.13 $56.17 $116,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 420 0.27 4.59 $43.37 $90,200
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 350 0.25 4.34 $49.76 $103,490




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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 870 0.30 5.13 $56.17 $116,840
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 120 0.21 3.57 $54.81 $113,990
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 260 0.44 7.65 $54.11 $112,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.57 9.80 $53.14 $110,530
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 350 0.25 4.34 $49.76 $103,490
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 30 0.02 0.32 $47.29 $98,370
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 220 0.16 2.83 $46.98 $97,710
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.51 $46.35 $96,420
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 40 0.19 3.30 $45.64 $94,920
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $45.46 $94,560

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 300 1.57 27.20 (8) (8)

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 300 1.57 27.20 (8) (8)


About May 2016 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017