Ship Engineers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
41%
risk level
POLLING
31%
Based on 60 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-0.7 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$87,300
or $41.97 per hour
Volume
8,650
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.0/10

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Automation risk

41% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Originality

User poll

31% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 41% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Ship Engineers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Ship Engineers' job openings is expected to decline 0.7% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Ship Engineers' was $87,300, or $41 per hour

'Ship Engineers' were paid 88.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 8,650 people employed as 'Ship Engineers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 17 thousand people are employed as 'Ship Engineers'.

Job description

Supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ship.

SOC Code: 53-5031.00

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Comments

Nnol (Moderate) says
It can be dangerous. Its also a repetitive process
Apr 06, 2023 at 07:41 PM

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