Marine Engineers and Naval Architects

General Information

Description

Design, develop, and evaluate the operation of marine vessels, ship machinery, and related equipment, such as power supply and propulsion systems.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit70.63%
  2. Federal government18.73%
  3. Self-employed7.23%
  4. State and local government1.80%
  5. Private, not for profit1.61%

Job Outlook

Employment of marine engineers and naval architects is projected to grow 4 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 500 openings for marine engineers and naval architects are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

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$95,440

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State-by-state Salary

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$127,810
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Education

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Knowledge

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Mechanical
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