Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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.

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Industry profile for this occupation
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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)
4,960 8.1 % $34.52 $71,800 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.85 $26.23 $33.89 $41.65 $49.76
Annual Wage (2) $45,460 $54,560 $70,490 $86,630 $103,500

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Architectural and engineering services 2,060 $34.13 $70,990 1 6
Federal government (OES designation) 770 $39.05 $81,220 2 2
Ship and boat building 550 $31.64 $65,810 3 10
Support activities for water transportation 330 $31.87 $66,290 4 9
Other professional and technical services 290 $33.33 $69,330 5 7

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Sea, coastal, and Great Lakes transportation 240 $40.40 $84,020 6 1
Federal government (OES designation) 770 $39.05 $81,220 2 2
Support activities for mining 80 $36.98 $76,910 8 3
Scientific research and development services 30 $36.08 $75,040 11 4
Management and technical consulting services (6) $35.00 $72,810 (6) 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
District of Columbia 160 $44.91 $93,420 0.027% 17
Virginia 810 $35.36 $73,560 0.024% 56
Louisiana 360 $29.80 $61,990 0.019% 63
Maryland 420 $37.93 $78,890 0.017% 43
Washington 370 $31.83 $66,210 0.014% 95

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Hawaii 60 $47.07 $97,900 0.011% 11
New Jersey 80 $44.92 $93,430 0.002% 32
District of Columbia 160 $44.91 $93,420 0.027% 17
New York (6) $40.89 $85,050 (6) 52
Maryland 420 $37.93 $78,890 0.017% 43

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Bremerton, WA PMSA 90 $31.48 $65,480 0.122%
Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, MS MSA 100 $28.05 $58,340 0.067%
Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 400 $33.91 $70,520 0.057%
New Orleans, LA MSA 240 $29.89 $62,170 0.040%
Houston, TX PMSA 570 $35.04 $72,880 0.028%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Honolulu, HI MSA 60 $47.57 $98,950 0.015%
Oakland, CA PMSA 40 $44.84 $93,270 0.004%
New York, NY PMSA (6) $42.78 $88,990 (6)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA (6) $42.78 $88,990 (6)
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 690 $41.05 $85,380 0.026%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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