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or $39.62 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (73)
Social Perceptiveness (47)
Assisting and Caring for Others (39)
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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Ship Engineers' job openings is expected to decline by -0.7% by 2031
'Ship Engineers' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Ship Engineers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Ship Engineers' was $82,410, or $39.62 hourly
'Ship Engineers' are paid 80.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as ship engineers?
As of 2021 there were 7,650 people employed as Ship Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.005% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 18 thousand people are employed as Ship Engineers.
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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