Marine engineers & naval architects

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Total Workforce

16.6k

Average Age

41.8

Estimated Job Growth

12.2%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$90,515

Average Male Salary

$92,627

Average Female Salary

$71,093

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 $90,515 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Marine engineers & naval architects by wage are Elevator installers & repairers, Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists, and Biomedical & agricultural engineers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Marine engineers & naval architects are New London County (South) PUMA, CT, Newport News City PUMA, VA, and Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Marine engineers & naval architects are New London County (South) PUMA, CT, Newport News City PUMA, VA, and Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA.

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 New London County (South) PUMA, CT.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$90,515

AVERAGE SALARY

± $10,903

In 2017, Marine engineers & naval architects earned an average of $90,515, $38,450 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Elevator installers & repairers make somewhat more than Marine engineers & naval architects while Biomedical & agricultural engineers 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

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Spatial Concentration

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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Marine engineers & naval architects, by average wage, are National security & international affairs, Services incidental to transportation, and Ship & boat building.

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Industries by Share

16.6k

2017 Workforce

± 3,166

22.4%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 23.2%

The number of people employed as Marine engineers & naval architects has been growing at a rate of 22.4%, from 13,586 people in 2016 to 16,635 people in 2017.

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  52.7%, followed by Water transportation with 11% and National security & international affairs with 10.3%.

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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 42.7 and of female Marine engineers & naval architects is 32.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Marine engineers & naval architects is White.

Gender Composition

15k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,007

1.63k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 992

90.2% 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

  2. Asian

  3. Black

83.5% of Marine engineers & naval architects are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.03% of Marine engineers & naval architects, Asian 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

42.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.88

32.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 6.58

The median age of Marine engineers & naval architects is 41.8, and Male employees are generally 9.87 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Marine engineers & naval architects from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Marine engineers & naval architects are expected to see a growth of 12.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

12.2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Marine engineers & naval architects. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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