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What You Need to Know About Marine Engineers and Naval Architects

Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Job Description Design, develop, and evaluate the operation of marine vessels, ship machinery, and related equipment, such as power supply and propulsion systems.

Other Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Job Titles

  • Marine Architect
  • Ships Equipment Engineer
  • Marine Structural Designer
  • Marine Equipment Engineer
  • Naval Engineer

Job Opportunities for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects

There were about 8,200 jobs for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects in 2016 (in the United States).

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 11.5% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1,000 new jobs for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects by 2026. There will be an estimated 600 positions for Marine Engineer or Naval Architect per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects are Virginia, Texas, and District of Columbia.

Watch out if you plan on working in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, or Oregon. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Average Salary

The salary for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects ranges between about $65,090 and $148,950 a year. A Marine Engineer or Naval Architect median salary is $92,560.

Salary Ranges for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for jobs of this type in different U.S. states.

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

California

$126,140

New York

$120,860

District of Columbia

$118,090

Alaska

$116,100

Maryland

$114,010

Louisiana

$106,850

Mississippi

$106,130

Florida

$94,310

New Jersey

$93,770

Texas

$92,830

Washington

$91,670

Virginia

$91,480

Missouri

$81,590

Hawaii

$78,980

Massachusetts

$75,110

Where do Marine Engineers and Naval Architects Work?

Marine Engineer or Naval Architect Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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