CLUSTER OVERVIEW

Southwest Alabama supports a major maritime cluster, spearheaded by its renowned shipbuilding industry. The Mobile Bay gives the region a natural advantage to propel and sustain this highly competitive cluster. The maritime cluster includes not only shipbuilding, but port activities and the economic activity generated by water transportation enterprises.

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Shipbuilding alone supports over 16,000 employees, with an average wage of $63,000. According to Top Rank 2019 magazine, the largest high-tech manufacturer in the state of Alabama is a maritime company in Mobile. The port has long driven commerce to Mobile, and with the proper support it will continue to do so for generations to come.

OUR PARTNERS

SAWDC’s Maritime partners include:

G.A. West

Austal

Lewis Precision

AIDT

Made in Alabama

AIDT Maritime Training Center

Worthington Industries

Alabama Heat Exchangers, Inc.

Marine Exhaust Systems of Alabama Inc.

Brown & Root

Myer Marine Services

Alliance Mechanical Systems

Ingalls Shipbuilding

Education Required:

Apprenticeship/OJT/CC

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$27,000 – $47,800

Education Required:

Apprenticeship/OJT/CC

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$31,100 – $49,200

Education Required:

Apprenticeship/OJT/CC

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$37,900 – $53,700

Education Required:

Apprenticeship/OJT/CC

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$34,300 – $54,400

Education Required:

College/University

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$69,200 – $115,900

Education Required:

Apprenticeship/OJT/CC

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$22,800 – $43,000

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$36,600 – $54,100

Education Required:

Apprenticeship/OJT/CC

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$30,400 – $47,300

Education Required:

Apprenticeship/OJT/CC

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$35,400 – $51,500

INTERESTED IN MARITIME?

  • You enjoy working hands-on and are goal-oriented

  • You are an effective communicator and an active listener

  • You are a decision maker and have excellent sense of judgement

  • You are dependable, adaptable, and flexible

The Project Manager provides cluster management, project coordination, case management/tracking, and maintains persistent attention to the workforce needs of the maritime partners.

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