Ship Engineers

6.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
32%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
8.2%
by 2030
WAGES
$75,990
or $36.53 hourly
VOLUME
7,480
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 32% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Ship Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 8.2% by 2030
'Ship Engineers' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Ship Engineers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Ship Engineers' was $75,990, or $36.53 hourly
'Ship Engineers' are paid 81.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as ship engineers?

As of 2020 there were 7,480 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.

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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