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Ship Engineers (53-5031)

Supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ship.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 267 274 2.62 8 25 34
United States 9000 8700 0.0 300 800 1100
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 38.99 20.88 26.78 36.53 47.99 63.25
Alaska 35.73 26.50 29.27 35.20 42.46 45.13
Balance of State 35.23 26.51 29.08 33.96 42.45 44.36

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.