For 132 years, Bath Iron Works (BIW) has served as an essential element of both our national security and our state’s economy. Here in Maine, BIW provides high-paying, secure jobs to thousands of workers and keeps the state’s economic engine churning as we serve our nation as critical infrastructure.
BIW Creating Secure, High-Paying Jobs
- Employing more than 6,800 shipbuilders from all 16 counties in Maine.
- Offering competitive wages, with an average annual salary of more than $58,000.
- Average annual base wage for the production workforce is $49,480, well above average Maine production wages at $40,414.
- Providing tremendous opportunities for career advancement. For example, one BIW employee – who began as a General Laborer – realized a 17% compounded annual growth of wage through career progression within a 3.5 year period.
- After 2,000 hours of work, an entry level General Laborer will earn two wage increases, amounting to a 14% increase and earn $18.36 per hour.
- Partnering with the Maine Community College System and establishing BIW Training Academy at Brunswick Landing to deliver multi-trade training, focused on hands-on learning.
- Ensuring competitive benefits, including:
- Excellent health care plans, covering more than 12,000 employees and their family members
- Competitive retirement benefits
- A variety of leave benefits
- Short-term disability insurance
- Life insurance
- Overtime premiums
BIW Driving Maine’s Economy
- Providing more than $350M in payroll every year.
- Paying more than $30M in property taxes to the City of Bath over the past 5 years.
- Procuring goods from 296 different suppliers from 13 Maine counties.
- Spending $125M on goods and services with Maine suppliers in 2018 and 2019
- $59M went to small businesses in 2019
- Indirectly supporting thousands of additional jobs in Maine.
- Investing more than $700M in BIW facilities since 1996.