Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
7,600 5.8 % $48.12 $100,090 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.38 $35.59 $44.76 $56.77 $71.80
Annual Wage (2) $61,110 $74,030 $93,110 $118,070 $149,330


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 2,170 0.16 $46.89 $97,530
Ship and Boat Building 1,180 0.85 $43.42 $90,320
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,100 0.17 $46.12 $95,920
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 960 0.05 $49.90 $103,800
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 420 1.08 $48.71 $101,320

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 420 1.08 $48.71 $101,320
Inland Water Transportation 260 0.91 $37.85 $78,720
Ship and Boat Building 1,180 0.85 $43.42 $90,320
Oil and Gas Extraction 410 0.21 $65.89 $137,050
Support Activities for Water Transportation 180 0.18 $37.40 $77,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 410 0.21 $65.89 $137,050
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 320 0.03 $61.29 $127,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 (7) $61.15 $127,190
Support Activities for Mining (8) (8) $59.61 $123,990
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 960 0.05 $49.90 $103,800


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 1,520 0.13 2.38 $55.15 $114,720
Virginia 1,320 0.36 6.48 $46.86 $97,460
Washington 730 0.24 4.44 $42.56 $88,520
Maryland 570 0.22 3.95 $56.95 $118,470
Florida 460 0.06 1.06 $44.57 $92,700




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 340 0.51 9.26 $59.84 $124,470
Mississippi 430 0.39 7.01 $41.25 $85,790
Virginia 1,320 0.36 6.48 $46.86 $97,460
Washington 730 0.24 4.44 $42.56 $88,520
Maryland 570 0.22 3.95 $56.95 $118,470




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 340 0.51 9.26 $59.84 $124,470
Maryland 570 0.22 3.95 $56.95 $118,470
Texas 1,520 0.13 2.38 $55.15 $114,720
California 430 0.03 0.51 $52.07 $108,300
Virginia 1,320 0.36 6.48 $46.86 $97,460





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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,360 0.46 8.41 $56.67 $117,870
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 790 1.09 19.71 $44.11 $91,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 740 0.31 5.56 $53.73 $111,770
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 540 0.35 6.38 $44.31 $92,160
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 360 0.63 11.37 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 0.20 3.55 $49.39 $102,720
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 240 1.62 29.46 $40.32 $83,860
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 140 1.65 29.88 $38.10 $79,250
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.36 $46.23 $96,150
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.21 3.89 $40.30 $83,820




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 1.65 29.88 $38.10 $79,250
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 240 1.62 29.46 $40.32 $83,860
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 790 1.09 19.71 $44.11 $91,750
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 360 0.63 11.37 (8) (8)
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 50 0.56 10.15 $28.12 $58,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,360 0.46 8.41 $56.67 $117,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 540 0.35 6.38 $44.31 $92,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 740 0.31 5.56 $53.73 $111,770
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.21 3.89 $40.30 $83,820
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 0.20 3.55 $49.39 $102,720




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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,360 0.46 8.41 $56.67 $117,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 740 0.31 5.56 $53.73 $111,770
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 0.20 3.55 $49.39 $102,720
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.74 $48.02 $99,880
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 60 0.10 1.79 $47.89 $99,610
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.36 $46.23 $96,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 540 0.35 6.38 $44.31 $92,160
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 790 1.09 19.71 $44.11 $91,750
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 40 0.18 3.34 $44.02 $91,560
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $42.78 $88,980


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016