Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
11,350 6.4 % $47.58 $98,970 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $31.30 $35.90 $44.50 $57.20 $71.61
Annual Wage (2) $65,090 $74,670 $92,560 $118,980 $148,950


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 2,880 0.20 $46.71 $97,150
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,010 0.05 $51.51 $107,130
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 830 0.11 $50.71 $105,480
Scientific Research and Development Services 250 0.04 $35.14 $73,090
Support Activities for Water Transportation 160 0.18 $33.28 $69,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 130 0.34 $58.99 $122,700
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,880 0.20 $46.71 $97,150
Support Activities for Water Transportation 160 0.18 $33.28 $69,230
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 830 0.11 $50.71 $105,480
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,010 0.05 $51.51 $107,130

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 70 (7) $65.66 $136,570
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 130 0.34 $58.99 $122,700
Inland Water Transportation (8) (8) $53.81 $111,920
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,010 0.05 $51.51 $107,130
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $50.86 $105,780


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 2,560 0.67 8.53 $43.98 $91,480
Texas 680 0.06 0.71 $44.63 $92,830
Maryland 500 0.19 2.38 $54.81 $114,010
Washington 440 0.14 1.73 $44.07 $91,670
Massachusetts 300 0.08 1.06 $36.11 $75,110




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)
Virginia 2,560 0.67 8.53 $43.98 $91,480
Maryland 500 0.19 2.38 $54.81 $114,010
Hawaii 100 0.16 1.98 $37.97 $78,980
Alaska 50 0.16 2.08 $55.82 $116,100
Washington 440 0.14 1.73 $44.07 $91,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 270 0.02 0.20 $60.64 $126,140
New York 270 0.03 0.36 $58.10 $120,860
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $56.77 $118,090
Alaska 50 0.16 2.08 $55.82 $116,100
Maryland 500 0.19 2.38 $54.81 $114,010





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 2,080 0.66 8.46 $50.87 $105,820
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,260 1.68 21.37 $42.66 $88,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 540 0.18 2.29 $44.49 $92,550
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.03 0.43 $56.07 $116,630
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 250 0.13 1.61 $46.90 $97,540
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 150 0.06 0.78 $67.66 $140,740
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 130 1.52 19.40 $40.12 $83,450
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 110 0.20 2.51 $57.79 $120,200
Urban Honolulu, HI 80 0.18 2.28 $38.13 $79,310
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 80 0.03 0.37 $43.04 $89,530




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)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,260 1.68 21.37 $42.66 $88,730
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 130 1.52 19.40 $40.12 $83,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,080 0.66 8.46 $50.87 $105,820
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 50 0.56 7.12 $54.96 $114,310
Mobile, AL 40 0.23 2.92 (8) (8)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 30 0.22 2.77 $43.31 $90,080
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 110 0.20 2.51 $57.79 $120,200
Urban Honolulu, HI 80 0.18 2.28 $38.13 $79,310
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 540 0.18 2.29 $44.49 $92,550
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 250 0.13 1.61 $46.90 $97,540




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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 150 0.06 0.78 $67.66 $140,740
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 110 0.20 2.51 $57.79 $120,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 60 0.01 0.12 $56.81 $118,160
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.03 0.43 $56.07 $116,630
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 50 0.56 7.12 $54.96 $114,310
Jacksonville, FL 50 0.07 0.86 $54.59 $113,540
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $53.54 $111,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,080 0.66 8.46 $50.87 $105,820
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS (8) (8) (8) $47.93 $99,690
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 250 0.13 1.61 $46.90 $97,540


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019