There are currently an estimated 10,100 ship engineers in the United States. The ship engineer job market is expected to grow by 6.9% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are ship engineers?

CareerExplorer rates ship 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 8,600 ship engineers. That number is based on 700 additional ship engineers, and the retirement of 7,900 existing ship engineers.

What’s the supply of ship engineers?

The ship engineer industry is concentrated in Virginia, Florida, Washington

Ship Engineer job market by state

State Name Employed Ship Engineers
Virginia 1,400
Florida 750
Washington 650
Louisiana 630
New York 560
Alaska 310
Kentucky 260
Texas 250
Indiana 220
Massachusetts 190
Maryland 130
Mississippi 120
New Jersey 90
Oregon 90
Pennsylvania 70
South Carolina 70
Missouri 50
Georgia 50
Hawaii 40