Salary for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects

Also known as:  Marine Architect, Marine Equipment Engineer, Marine Structural Designer, Naval Engineer, Ships Equipment Engineer

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Individuals working as marine engineers and naval architects are involved in the design, development, and evaluation of water-borne vehicles. They may design ship machinery, including propulsion systems or ballasts, or equipment related to general mechanical function of ships and watercraft. Bachelor's degrees are generally required for this occupation, and knowledge of ship terminology and basic engineering is expected.

A Marine Engineer or Naval Architect will normally get an average wage ranging between $62,610 to $148,580 based on tenure level. get an average compensation of ninety-nine thousand five hundred and ninety dollars on an annual basis.

are compensated the highest in District of Columbia, which has average pay scales of approximately $121,290. They can get the best pay in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they receive wages of $134,080.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 33.10 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Marine Engineers and Naval Architects tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$134,080
Public Administration
$109,190
Construction
$105,830
Transportation and Warehousing
$105,670
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$100,080
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$99,580

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$67,020
Wholesale Trade
$78,590
Manufacturing
$97,150
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$99,580
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$100,080
Transportation and Warehousing
$105,670