Marine engineers & naval architects

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
14.9k
Average Age
42.1
Estimated Job Growth
1.69%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$96,040
Average Male Salary
$97,557
Average Female Salary
$78,466

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 $96,040 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Marine engineers & naval architects by wage are Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Civil engineers, and Architects, except landscape and naval.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Marine engineers & naval architects are New London County (South) PUMA, CT, New London County (North) PUMA, CT, and Isle of Wight, Southampton Counties, Suffolk & Franklin Cities PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Marine engineers & naval architects are New London County (South) PUMA, CT, New London County (North) PUMA, CT, and Isle of Wight, Southampton Counties, Suffolk & Franklin Cities 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 U. S Coast Guard. Marine engineers & naval architects are paid most in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME but are relatively concentrated in New London County (South) PUMA, CT.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$96,040
AVERAGE SALARY
± $13,622

In 2020, Marine engineers & naval architects earned an average of $96,040, $40,086 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers make somewhat more than Marine engineers & naval architects while Architects, except landscape and naval 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

0.231
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Marine engineers & naval architects had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.231, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Marine engineers & naval architects, by average wage, are U. S Coast Guard, Services incidental to transportation, and National security & international affairs.

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Industries by Share

14.9k
2020 Workforce
± 2,999
4.53%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 27.5%

The number of people employed as Marine engineers & naval architects has been growing at a rate of 4.53%, from 14,278 people in 2019 to 14,925 people in 2020.

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  50.1%, followed by Water transportation with 12.4% and Architectural, engineering & related services with 9.88%.

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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 42.6 and of female Marine engineers & naval architects is 36.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Marine engineers & naval architects is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

13.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,878
1.19k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 846

92.1% of Marine engineers & naval architects are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

77.5% of Marine engineers & naval architects are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.98% of Marine engineers & naval architects, Black (Non-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 Sex

42.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.89
36.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 8.03

The median age of Marine engineers & naval architects is 42.1, and Male employees are generally 5.73 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 Transportation.

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 Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Marine engineers & naval architects need more than the average amount of Technology Design, Science, and Operations Analysis.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Marine Engineers and Naval Architects are expected to see a growth of 1.69% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Marine Engineers and Naval Architects.
1.69%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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