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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,980
25th Percentile Wage
$73,430
50th Percentile Wage
$90,970
75th Percentile Wage
$115,760
90th Percentile Wage
$145,550

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 $145,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $63,980. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 127% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of marine engineers and naval architects from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$90,970
-2.62% 3.15%
2016
$93,350
0.26% -
2015
$93,110
0.19% -
2014
$92,930
3.64% -
2013
$89,550
1.62% -
2012
$88,100
- -

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

The average salaries of marine engineers and naval architects in 9 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 $85,000).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$130,930
Construction
$128,440
Wholesale Trade
$109,500
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$107,460
Federal, State, and Local Government
$97,960
Mining
$94,680
Manufacturing
$91,830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$89,710
Transportation and Warehousing
$85,000

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 $122,480. The highest paying state for marine engineers and naval architects is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $122,480. 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
$122,480
Connecticut
$116,720
Maryland
$109,710
Texas
$109,250
California
$101,910
Louisiana
$95,520
New York
$94,600
Florida
$94,420
Maine
$90,760
Oregon
$90,560
Mississippi
$89,600
Virginia
$89,090
Washington
$85,720
New Jersey
$81,870
Pennsylvania
$77,840
Hawaii
$74,840
Idaho
$74,400
Kentucky
$73,370
Missouri
$73,150
Tennessee
$71,470
Wisconsin
$70,010
Massachusetts
$63,090
Illinois
$56,250
Alabama
$56,160



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