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Highest Paying Industries for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects

The top 28 highest paying industries for marine engineers and naval architects (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $123,110, oil and gas extraction is the highest paying industry for marine engineers and naval architects. It is followed by management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (average annual salary $117,210). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of marine engineers and naval architects in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 28 Highest Paying Industries for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Oil and Gas Extraction
$123,110
n/a
2 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$117,210
230
3 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$117,120
160
4 Mining
$116,830
590
5 Support Activities for Mining
$111,950
n/a
6 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$102,740
50
7 Scientific Research and Development Services
$102,740
50
8 Federal government, including USPS
$98,570
950
9 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$98,570
950
10 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$95,380
510
11 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$93,650
1,130
12 Federal, State, and Local Government
$93,650
1,130
13 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$93,590
1,140
14 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$93,390
1,190
15 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$93,020
3,500
16 Engineering Services
$91,470
1,880
17 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$90,090
2,020
18 Water Transportation
$89,890
770
19 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$87,980
1,080
20 Ship and Boat Building
$87,830
1,050
21 Manufacturing
$87,830
1,130
22 Transportation and Warehousing
$85,030
990
23 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$79,600
50
24 Inland Water Transportation
$76,860
260
25 Support Activities for Water Transportation
$73,100
220
26 Support Activities for Transportation
$73,100
220
27 State government, including schools and hospitals
$59,090
140
28 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$58,890
140
See also: Highest paying cities for marine engineers and naval architects.