Marine Engineer and Naval Architects Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for marine engineers and naval architects in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of marine engineers and naval architects among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Marine Engineers and Naval Architects in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$69,200
25th Percentile Wage
$79,780
50th Percentile Wage
$99,930
75th Percentile Wage
$146,710
90th Percentile Wage
$186,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for marine engineers and naval architects in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $186,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $69,200.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33.27
25th Percentile Wage
$38.35
50th Percentile Wage
$48.04
75th Percentile Wage
$70.53
90th Percentile Wage
$89.49

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for marine engineers and naval architects in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $89.49. The median hourly salary is $48.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33.27.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of marine engineers and naval architects from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201699,9302.53%14.38%
201597,400-12.74%-
2014109,8106.14%-
2013103,07016.99%-
201285,560--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Marine Engineers and Naval Architects in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of marine engineers and naval architects in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of marine engineers and naval architects in state of California ranges from $56,780 to $88,680. The highest paying area for marine engineers and naval architects in California is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $88,680. The lowest paying area is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $56,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$88,680
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$56,780



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