Investment Levels

With the exception of Affiliate and Academic members, NMEC takes a tiered approach to membership dues based on the average annual number of full-time employees.  Dues are used for the continued development and promotion of the national workforce system for the maritime industry through NCCER, and to sustain the continued operation of NMEC and activities in which it is involved.

Shipbuilding, Ship Repair, Offshore Marine, and Skilled Trade Providers

Tier 1 Companies (Employing 20,000+*) $15,000
Tier 2 Companies (Employing 15,000-19,999*) $13,000
Tier 3 Companies (Employing 10,000-14,999*) $11,000
Tier 4 Companies (Employing 5,000-9,999*) $9,000
Tier 5 Companies (Employing 2,000-4,999*) $  7,500
Tier 6 Companies (Employing 1,000-1,999*) $6,000
Tier 7 Companies (Employing 500-999*) $4,500
Tier 8 Companies (Employing 250-499*) $3,000
Tier 9 Companies (Employing 100-249*) $1,500
Tier 10 Companies (Employing <1008) $750


Affiliates – Regional and National Trade Associations, Equipment Manufacturers, Suppliers, Professional Service Companies, etc.

Annual Membership $750

 Training Providers (High Schools, Community Colleges, Proprietary)

Annual Membership $500

*Based on assessable employees at all member shipyard facilities under the same corporate ownership for the previous year ending September 30 of each year.  For shipyards and offshore marine companies, “Assessable Employees” are those employees engaged in all vessel construction, repair, ship breaking, and cleaning operations including production workers, related office and administrative employees, supervisory personnel and executives. For skilled trade providers, “Assessable Employees” are considered full-time employees.