Marine engineers & naval architects

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Total Workforce
16.4k
Average Age
39.7
Average Salary
$81,266
Average Male Salary
$81,545
Average Female Salary
$78,803

About

Marine engineers & naval architects are most often employed by the Ship & boat building industry. The average yearly wage for Marine engineers & naval architects was $81,266 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Marine engineers & naval architects by wage are Environmental engineers, Budget analysts, and Training & development managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Marine engineers & naval architects are Isle of Wight, Southampton Counties, Suffolk & Franklin Cities PUMA, VA, New London County (South) PUMA, CT, and Chesapeake City (South & West) PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Marine engineers & naval architects are Chesapeake City (South & West) PUMA, VA, Portsmouth & Norfolk (Southwest) Cities PUMA, VA, and New London County (South) PUMA, CT.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Marine engineers & naval architects and on wages and locations for those in the field. Ship & boat building is the industry that employs the most Marine engineers & naval architects, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Marine engineers & naval architects, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Marine engineers & naval architects are paid most in Isle of Wight, Southampton Counties, Suffolk & Franklin Cities PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Chesapeake City (South & West) PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$81,266
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,897

In 2018, Marine engineers & naval architects earned an average of $81,266, $27,377 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Environmental engineers make somewhat more than Marine engineers & naval architects while Training & development managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Marine engineers & naval architects as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.191
WAGE GINI

In 2017, Marine engineers & naval architects had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.191, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Marine engineers & naval architects (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Marine engineers & naval architects.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Marine engineers & naval architects

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Marine engineers & naval architects.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Marine engineers & naval architects, by number of employees, are Ship & boat building, Water transportation, and National security & international affairs.

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Industries by Share

16.4k
2018 Workforce
± 3,147
-1.23%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 27.3%

The number of people employed as Marine engineers & naval architects has been declining at a rate of -1.23%, from 16,635 people in 2017 to 16,430 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Marine engineers & naval architects employed by various industries. Ship & boat building employs the largest share of Marine engineers & naval architects at  66.1%, followed by Water transportation with 10.6% and National security & international affairs with 6.97%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Marine engineers & naval architects in the US. The average age of male Marine engineers & naval architects in the workforce is 39.8 and of female Marine engineers & naval architects is 39, and the most common race/ethnicity for Marine engineers & naval architects is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

14.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,982
1.67k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,004

89.8% of Marine engineers & naval architects are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Marine engineers & naval architects.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Marine engineers & naval architects
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

75% of Marine engineers & naval architects are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.56% of Marine engineers & naval architects, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Marine engineers & naval architects.

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Age by Gender

39.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.62
39
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 6.79

The median age of Marine engineers & naval architects is 39.7, and Male employees are generally 0.755 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Marine engineers & naval architects from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Marine engineers & naval architects is Engineering but a relatively high number of Marine engineers & naval architects hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Marine engineers & naval architects from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Marine engineers & naval architects need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Marine engineers & naval architects need more than the average amount of Science, Technology Design, and Operations Analysis.

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