Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
5,470 9.2 % $44.10 $91,730 2.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.55 $30.99 $40.80 $53.06 $70.09
Annual Wage (2) $51,060 $64,460 $84,850 $110,370 $145,790


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 2,270 0.18 $48.48 $100,840
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 940 0.05 $49.63 $103,230
Ship and Boat Building 670 0.54 $33.63 $69,940
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 370 1.02 $41.12 $85,530
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 320 0.05 $32.52 $67,640

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 370 1.02 $41.12 $85,530
Inland Water Transportation 220 0.89 $39.69 $82,550
Ship and Boat Building 670 0.54 $33.63 $69,940
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,270 0.18 $48.48 $100,840
Support Activities for Water Transportation 140 0.15 $40.20 $83,610

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 40 (7) $51.74 $107,610
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 940 0.05 $49.63 $103,230
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,270 0.18 $48.48 $100,840
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 80 0.01 $41.96 $87,270
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 370 1.02 $41.12 $85,530


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)
Texas 750 0.07 1.72 $46.91 $97,580
Virginia 670 0.19 4.39 $44.56 $92,690
Washington 590 0.22 5.09 $40.02 $83,240
District of Columbia 380 0.58 13.66 $55.97 $116,410
Maryland 350 0.14 3.33 $53.91 $112,140




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 380 0.58 13.66 $55.97 $116,410
Washington 590 0.22 5.09 $40.02 $83,240
Virginia 670 0.19 4.39 $44.56 $92,690
Maryland 350 0.14 3.33 $53.91 $112,140
Maine 80 0.14 3.26 $41.12 $85,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan (8) (8) (8) $62.07 $129,110
District of Columbia 380 0.58 13.66 $55.97 $116,410
Maryland 350 0.14 3.33 $53.91 $112,140
Pennsylvania 40 0.01 0.16 $53.13 $110,520
Tennessee (8) (8) (8) $47.58 $98,970





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 660 0.26 6.08 $46.62 $96,960
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 480 0.68 15.82 $37.33 $77,640
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 290 0.21 5.01 $41.65 $86,630
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 140 1.82 42.70 $37.14 $77,250
Barnstable Town, MA 120 1.26 29.46 $42.89 $89,220
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 110 0.22 5.14 $35.38 $73,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.34 $34.66 $72,090
Honolulu, HI 50 0.12 2.81 $35.11 $73,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.25 $34.59 $71,940
Mobile, AL 40 0.24 5.64 $29.50 $61,360




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)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 140 1.82 42.70 $37.14 $77,250
Barnstable Town, MA 120 1.26 29.46 $42.89 $89,220
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 480 0.68 15.82 $37.33 $77,640
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 30 0.36 8.43 $35.82 $74,510
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 660 0.26 6.08 $46.62 $96,960
Mobile, AL 40 0.24 5.64 $29.50 $61,360
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 110 0.22 5.14 $35.38 $73,590
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 290 0.21 5.01 $41.65 $86,630
Honolulu, HI 50 0.12 2.81 $35.11 $73,040
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.54 (8) (8)




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $58.00 $120,640
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 660 0.26 6.08 $46.62 $96,960
Barnstable Town, MA 120 1.26 29.46 $42.89 $89,220
Norwich-New London, CT-RI (8) (8) (8) $42.59 $88,580
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 290 0.21 5.01 $41.65 $86,630
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.17 $41.56 $86,440
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 30 0.02 0.57 $37.57 $78,140
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 480 0.68 15.82 $37.33 $77,640
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 140 1.82 42.70 $37.14 $77,250
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 30 0.36 8.43 $35.82 $74,510


About May 2011 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 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) 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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