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Marine Engineer and Naval Architects Salary Information

The salary statistics of marine engineers and naval architects are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of marine engineers and naval architects within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The marine engineers and naval architects annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Marine Engineer and Naval Architects Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,580
25th Percentile Wage
$72,600
50th Percentile Wage
$93,350
75th Percentile Wage
$120,210
90th Percentile Wage
$152,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for marine engineers and naval architects. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) marine engineers and naval architects is $152,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $93,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,580. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 160% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201693,3500.26%5.62%
201593,1100.19%-
201492,9303.64%-
201389,5501.62%-
201288,100--

Table 2. Marine Engineer and Naval Architects Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of marine engineers and naval architects in 6 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for marine engineers and naval architects occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $130,930. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $85,030).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$130,930
Mining
$123,150
Federal, State, and Local Government
$96,170
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$91,970
Manufacturing
$91,830
Transportation and Warehousing
$85,030

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Marine Engineers and Naval Architects by States

From the above tables we note that not only marine engineers and naval architects salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of marine engineers and naval architects in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $56,160 to $124,480. The highest paying state for marine engineers and naval architects is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $124,480. The lowest paying state is Alabama with a median annual salary of $56,160. For more salary information of marine engineers and naval architects profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$124,480
Connecticut
$116,720
Texas
$109,250
Maryland
$107,110
Pennsylvania
$104,950
California
$99,930
Florida
$99,870
New York
$94,600
Virginia
$89,090
Missouri
$86,450
Washington
$83,820
Louisiana
$82,880
Mississippi
$82,540
New Jersey
$82,030
Hawaii
$81,470
Massachusetts
$81,350
Tennessee
$71,470
Wisconsin
$70,010
Alabama
$56,160



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