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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

53-5022 Motorboat Operators

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


National estimates for Motorboat Operators
Industry profile for Motorboat Operators
Geographic profile for Motorboat Operators

National estimates for Motorboat Operators:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Motorboat Operators:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,380 18.5 % $ 25.72 $ 53,500 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Motorboat Operators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.38 $ 18.13 $ 26.88 $ 31.74 $ 37.32
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,820 $ 37,700 $ 55,910 $ 66,020 $ 77,630


Industry profile for Motorboat Operators:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Motorboat Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 220 0.01 $ 31.44 $ 65,400
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 190 1.67 $ 20.79 $ 43,240
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 180 0.02 $ 23.35 $ 48,570
Inland Water Transportation 120 0.49 $ 23.46 $ 48,800
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 100 0.09 $ 27.32 $ 56,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Motorboat Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 190 1.67 $ 20.79 $ 43,240
Inland Water Transportation 120 0.49 $ 23.46 $ 48,800
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 100 0.09 $ 27.32 $ 56,820
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 50 0.04 $ 17.60 $ 36,600
Amusement Parks and Arcades 40 0.03 $ 21.76 $ 45,250

Top paying industries for Motorboat Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 220 0.01 $ 31.44 $ 65,400
Support Activities for Water Transportation (8) (8) $ 29.95 $ 62,290
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 100 0.09 $ 27.32 $ 56,820
Inland Water Transportation 120 0.49 $ 23.46 $ 48,800
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 180 0.02 $ 23.35 $ 48,570


Geographic profile for Motorboat Operators:

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





States with the highest employment level in Motorboat Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 430 0.05 2.96 $ 21.12 $ 43,920
Hawaii 310 0.54 31.71 $ 22.34 $ 46,460
New Jersey 120 0.03 1.80 $ 21.56 $ 44,840
Massachusetts 100 0.03 1.78 $ 23.28 $ 48,430
Virginia 90 0.02 1.36 $ 23.64 $ 49,160




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Motorboat Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 310 0.54 31.71 $ 22.34 $ 46,460
Florida 430 0.05 2.96 $ 21.12 $ 43,920
New Jersey 120 0.03 1.80 $ 21.56 $ 44,840
Massachusetts 100 0.03 1.78 $ 23.28 $ 48,430
Virginia 90 0.02 1.36 $ 23.64 $ 49,160




Top paying states for Motorboat Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 40 0.01 0.29 $ 34.30 $ 71,350
Washington 70 0.02 1.19 $ 32.07 $ 66,700
Texas (8) (8) (8) $ 30.18 $ 62,770
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $ 26.62 $ 55,380
California 80 0.00 0.27 $ 25.07 $ 52,150





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Motorboat Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 140 0.02 0.95 $ 24.68 $ 51,340
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 90 0.04 2.12 $ 28.56 $ 59,410
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 70 0.03 1.63 $ 23.17 $ 48,190
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 40 0.15 9.04 $ 23.87 $ 49,640




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Motorboat Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 40 0.15 9.04 $ 23.87 $ 49,640
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 90 0.04 2.12 $ 28.56 $ 59,410
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 70 0.03 1.63 $ 23.17 $ 48,190
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 140 0.02 0.95 $ 24.68 $ 51,340




Top paying metropolitan areas for Motorboat Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 30.35 $ 63,120
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 29.33 $ 61,010
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 90 0.04 2.12 $ 28.56 $ 59,410
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $ 25.66 $ 53,360
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI (8) (8) (8) $ 25.02 $ 52,040
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 140 0.02 0.95 $ 24.68 $ 51,340
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $ 24.45 $ 50,850
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 40 0.15 9.04 $ 23.87 $ 49,640
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 70 0.03 1.63 $ 23.17 $ 48,190

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Motorboat Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 120 1.25 72.75 $ 18.33 $ 38,130

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Motorboat Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 120 1.25 72.75 $ 18.33 $ 38,130

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Motorboat Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 23.74 $ 49,390
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 120 1.25 72.75 $ 18.33 $ 38,130


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021