Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
6,250 13.9 % $35.30 $73,410 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.84 $25.95 $34.84 $43.06 $52.74
Annual Wage (2) $41,280 $53,980 $72,470 $89,570 $109,690

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Architectural and engineering services 1,610 $32.67 $67,950
Federal government (OES designation) 750 $42.25 $87,880
Other professional and technical services 620 $30.25 $62,920
Ship and boat building 610 $34.01 $70,730
Support activities for water transportation 490 $32.99 $68,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal government (OES designation) 750 $42.25 $87,880
Sea, coastal, and Great Lakes transportation 280 $41.89 $87,140
Oil and gas extraction (7) $41.08 $85,440
Computer systems design and related services 80 $35.87 $74,600
Colleges and universities 30 $34.67 $72,120

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
District of Columbia 250 $43.90 $91,300 0.041%
Louisiana 390 $29.84 $62,080 0.021%
Virginia 700 $35.73 $74,330 0.020%
Washington 340 $32.21 $67,000 0.013%
Maryland 320 $42.17 $87,720 0.013%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Hawaii 70 $54.99 $114,380 0.012%
District of Columbia 250 $43.90 $91,300 0.041%
New York 330 $42.51 $88,420 0.004%
Maryland 320 $42.17 $87,720 0.013%
Michigan (7) $40.04 $83,290 (7)

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 110 $31.44 $65,390 0.139%
Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 600 $35.05 $72,900 0.083%
Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, MS MSA 90 $28.33 $58,920 0.059%
Houston, TX PMSA 860 $38.02 $79,070 0.041%
New Orleans, LA MSA 220 $32.29 $67,170 0.036%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Honolulu, HI MSA 70 $55.55 $115,550 0.017%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 540 $45.54 $94,720 0.019%
New York, NY PMSA (7) $41.89 $87,140 (7)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA (7) $39.47 $82,100 (7)
Houston, TX PMSA 860 $38.02 $79,070 0.041%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimate not released.

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November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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