There are currently an estimated 8,200 marine engineers in the United States. The marine engineer job market is expected to grow by 12.2% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are marine engineers?

CareerExplorer rates marine engineers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 4,700 marine engineers. That number is based on 1,000 additional marine engineers, and the retirement of 3,700 existing marine engineers.

What’s the supply of marine engineers?

The marine engineer industry is concentrated in Virginia, District of Columbia, Texas

Marine Engineer job market by state

State Name Employed Marine Engineers
Virginia 1,910
District of Columbia 770
Texas 650
Washington 580
California 520
Maryland 520
Mississippi 300
Massachusetts 250
Louisiana 180
Florida 170
New Jersey 130
Rhode Island 110
Hawaii 100
South Carolina 70