Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
7,570 5.5 % $47.67 $99,160 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.42 $35.51 $44.68 $56.21 $70.59
Annual Wage (2) $59,110 $73,870 $92,930 $116,910 $146,840


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 2,020 0.15 $46.52 $96,760
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,190 0.19 $46.38 $96,470
Ship and Boat Building 1,050 0.78 $42.18 $87,730
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 950 0.05 $49.84 $103,680
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 510 1.28 $46.98 $97,720

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 510 1.28 $46.98 $97,720
Inland Water Transportation 260 0.97 $42.88 $89,180
Ship and Boat Building 1,050 0.78 $42.18 $87,730
Support Activities for Water Transportation 220 0.23 $36.25 $75,390
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,190 0.19 $46.38 $96,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 230 0.02 $66.29 $137,880
Oil and Gas Extraction (8) (8) $65.15 $135,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises 160 0.01 $59.80 $124,380
Support Activities for Mining (8) (8) $56.32 $117,140
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 950 0.05 $49.84 $103,680


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 1,810 0.16 2.88 $55.49 $115,430
Virginia 1,260 0.34 6.15 $46.72 $97,180
Florida 620 0.08 1.45 $40.19 $83,590
Washington 620 0.21 3.81 $43.72 $90,950
Maryland 480 0.19 3.33 $56.17 $116,830




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 280 0.42 7.46 $60.49 $125,810
Virginia 1,260 0.34 6.15 $46.72 $97,180
Mississippi 300 0.27 4.83 $42.43 $88,260
Washington 620 0.21 3.81 $43.72 $90,950
Hawaii 130 0.21 3.67 $42.24 $87,870




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 280 0.42 7.46 $60.49 $125,810
Maryland 480 0.19 3.33 $56.17 $116,830
Texas 1,810 0.16 2.88 $55.49 $115,430
California 290 0.02 0.34 $53.40 $111,080
Virginia 1,260 0.34 6.15 $46.72 $97,180





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 1,620 0.57 10.20 $55.77 $116,010
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 800 1.09 19.51 $44.67 $92,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 600 0.25 4.53 $54.17 $112,670
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 470 0.31 5.58 $45.19 $93,990
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 240 1.86 33.21 (8) (8)
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 220 0.29 5.27 $37.61 $78,230
Baltimore-Towson, MD 200 0.16 2.78 $41.99 $87,330
Pascagoula, MS 130 2.35 41.95 $40.95 $85,180
Mobile, AL 120 0.72 12.79 $27.77 $57,770
Honolulu, HI 110 0.24 4.37 $41.47 $86,260




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)
Pascagoula, MS 130 2.35 41.95 $40.95 $85,180
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 240 1.86 33.21 (8) (8)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 800 1.09 19.51 $44.67 $92,910
Mobile, AL 120 0.72 12.79 $27.77 $57,770
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,620 0.57 10.20 $55.77 $116,010
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 60 0.57 10.18 $27.72 $57,660
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 470 0.31 5.58 $45.19 $93,990
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 60 0.30 5.42 $39.39 $81,930
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 220 0.29 5.27 $37.61 $78,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 600 0.25 4.53 $54.17 $112,670




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-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,620 0.57 10.20 $55.77 $116,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 600 0.25 4.53 $54.17 $112,670
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 470 0.31 5.58 $45.19 $93,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.28 $44.98 $93,560
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 80 0.15 2.76 $44.73 $93,040
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 800 1.09 19.51 $44.67 $92,910
Baltimore-Towson, MD 200 0.16 2.78 $41.99 $87,330
Honolulu, HI 110 0.24 4.37 $41.47 $86,260
Pascagoula, MS 130 2.35 41.95 $40.95 $85,180
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 60 0.30 5.42 $39.39 $81,930

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 7.98 (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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 7.98 (8) (8)


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015