Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-5022 Motorboat Operators

Operate small motor-driven boats. May assist in navigational activities.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,480 9.7 % $19.31 $40,170 3.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.21 $12.10 $18.52 $25.59 $30.34
Annual Wage (2) $19,150 $25,160 $38,510 $53,230 $63,120


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 530 4.09 $17.04 $35,440
Support Activities for Water Transportation 450 0.51 $19.54 $40,640
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 410 0.04 $13.74 $28,580
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $25.85 $53,780
State Government (OES Designation) 220 0.01 $25.75 $53,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 530 4.09 $17.04 $35,440
Support Activities for Water Transportation 450 0.51 $19.54 $40,640
Inland Water Transportation 40 0.18 $34.09 $70,920
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 30 0.10 $16.05 $33,390
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 60 0.06 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Inland Water Transportation 40 0.18 $34.09 $70,920
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $25.85 $53,780
State Government (OES Designation) 220 0.01 $25.75 $53,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (8) (8) $20.10 $41,800
Support Activities for Water Transportation 450 0.51 $19.54 $40,640


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 520 0.07 3.80 $16.60 $34,520
California 300 0.02 1.08 $24.00 $49,920
South Carolina 260 0.15 7.60 $20.34 $42,300
Texas 170 0.02 0.87 $18.65 $38,790
New York 120 0.02 0.77 $17.95 $37,330




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 260 0.15 7.60 $20.34 $42,300
Florida 520 0.07 3.80 $16.60 $34,520
Louisiana 90 0.05 2.62 $23.08 $48,000
Massachusetts 100 0.03 1.64 $21.97 $45,700
Oregon 40 0.03 1.34 $26.91 $55,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 70 0.02 1.23 $27.75 $57,720
Oregon 40 0.03 1.34 $26.91 $55,980
California 300 0.02 1.08 $24.00 $49,920
Louisiana 90 0.05 2.62 $23.08 $48,000
New Jersey 30 0.01 0.46 $22.83 $47,480

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 250 0.89 45.80 $20.81 $43,280
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 80 0.03 1.59 $20.44 $42,520
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.06 2.88 $19.36 $40,280
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 50 0.69 35.53 $14.33 $29,810
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 2.72 $24.56 $51,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.46 $22.78 $47,380
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 0.06 2.88 $21.18 $44,050
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 40 0.04 1.90 $26.98 $56,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 1.08 $20.47 $42,570
Naples-Marco Island, FL 40 0.32 16.48 $14.20 $29,530




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 250 0.89 45.80 $20.81 $43,280
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 50 0.69 35.53 $14.33 $29,810
Naples-Marco Island, FL 40 0.32 16.48 $14.20 $29,530
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 0.06 2.88 $21.18 $44,050
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.06 2.88 $19.36 $40,280
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 2.72 $24.56 $51,090
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 40 0.04 1.90 $26.98 $56,120
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 80 0.03 1.59 $20.44 $42,520
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 1.08 $20.47 $42,570
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.46 $22.78 $47,380




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (8) (8) (8) $28.27 $58,800
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 40 0.04 1.90 $26.98 $56,120
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 2.72 $24.56 $51,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.46 $22.78 $47,380
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 0.06 2.88 $21.18 $44,050
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 250 0.89 45.80 $20.81 $43,280
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 1.08 $20.47 $42,570
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 80 0.03 1.59 $20.44 $42,520
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.06 2.88 $19.36 $40,280
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 50 0.69 35.53 $14.33 $29,810


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011