Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-5031 Ship Engineers

Supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ship.


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)
9,470 4.8 % $34.09 $70,920 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.35 $23.15 $31.67 $42.10 $54.19
Annual Wage (2) $38,170 $48,160 $65,880 $87,570 $112,720


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)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 3,370 9.85 $38.03 $79,100
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,960 2.21 $33.86 $70,440
Inland Water Transportation 1,690 6.78 $29.81 $62,010
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,080 0.05 $31.48 $65,480
State Government (OES Designation) 390 0.02 $33.43 $69,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 3,370 9.85 $38.03 $79,100
Inland Water Transportation 1,690 6.78 $29.81 $62,010
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,960 2.21 $33.86 $70,440
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 130 0.97 $31.56 $65,650
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 110 0.34 $34.19 $71,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gambling Industries 40 0.03 $39.62 $82,420
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 3,370 9.85 $38.03 $79,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 0.01 $37.13 $77,230
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 110 0.34 $34.19 $71,120
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,960 2.21 $33.86 $70,440


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)
Virginia 1,540 0.44 5.85 $32.21 $67,000
Louisiana 1,290 0.70 9.44 $33.62 $69,930
Florida 1,280 0.18 2.42 $37.63 $78,260
New York 710 0.09 1.16 $35.84 $74,560
Washington 570 0.21 2.86 $36.56 $76,050




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)
Alaska 250 0.81 10.92 $31.94 $66,440
Louisiana 1,290 0.70 9.44 $33.62 $69,930
Virginia 1,540 0.44 5.85 $32.21 $67,000
Washington 570 0.21 2.86 $36.56 $76,050
Florida 1,280 0.18 2.42 $37.63 $78,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 210 0.09 1.16 $51.42 $106,960
New Jersey 290 0.08 1.05 $40.46 $84,160
Florida 1,280 0.18 2.42 $37.63 $78,260
Washington 570 0.21 2.86 $36.56 $76,050
Ohio 140 0.03 0.38 $36.36 $75,630

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)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,520 2.12 28.48 $32.30 $67,180
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 840 0.88 11.77 (8) (8)
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 660 7.33 98.42 $35.28 $73,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 500 0.37 5.02 $36.96 $76,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 470 0.19 2.55 $31.61 $65,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.08 1.13 $36.72 $76,370
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 340 0.67 9.02 $37.15 $77,280
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 290 0.27 3.60 $32.43 $67,450
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 210 0.18 2.38 $34.30 $71,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.66 $36.40 $75,710




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)
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 660 7.33 98.42 $35.28 $73,390
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,520 2.12 28.48 $32.30 $67,180
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 840 0.88 11.77 (8) (8)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 340 0.67 9.02 $37.15 $77,280
Savannah, GA 60 0.39 5.20 $27.63 $57,470
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 500 0.37 5.02 $36.96 $76,890
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 290 0.27 3.60 $32.43 $67,450
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 470 0.19 2.55 $31.61 $65,740
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 210 0.18 2.38 $34.30 $71,350
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 90 0.15 2.00 $35.36 $73,550




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)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 180 0.15 1.95 $56.91 $118,380
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.10 $43.09 $89,620
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $38.53 $80,140
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 340 0.67 9.02 $37.15 $77,280
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 500 0.37 5.02 $36.96 $76,890
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.11 $36.85 $76,650
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.08 1.13 $36.72 $76,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.66 $36.40 $75,710
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 90 0.15 2.00 $35.36 $73,550
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 660 7.33 98.42 $35.28 $73,390

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.10 14.73 $24.41 $50,770
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.25 43.65 $33.24 $69,130
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.59 21.33 $29.45 $61,250

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.25 43.65 $33.24 $69,130
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.59 21.33 $29.45 $61,250
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.10 14.73 $24.41 $50,770

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.25 43.65 $33.24 $69,130
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.59 21.33 $29.45 $61,250
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.10 14.73 $24.41 $50,770


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:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011