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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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. Excludes "Engineers" (17-2000).


National estimates for Ship Engineers
Industry profile for Ship Engineers
Geographic profile for Ship Engineers

National estimates for Ship Engineers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Ship Engineers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,480 6.0 % $ 38.99 $ 81,110 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Ship Engineers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 20.88 $ 26.78 $ 36.53 $ 47.99 $ 63.25
Annual Wage (2) $ 43,440 $ 55,700 $ 75,990 $ 99,830 $ 131,570


Industry profile for Ship Engineers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Ship Engineers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 2,330 6.36 $ 39.07 $ 81,260
Inland Water Transportation 1,250 5.06 $ 40.52 $ 84,280
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,160 0.06 $ 37.85 $ 78,730
Support Activities for Water Transportation 970 1.10 $ 38.89 $ 80,880
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 380 0.32 $ 39.53 $ 82,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Ship Engineers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 2,330 6.36 $ 39.07 $ 81,260
Inland Water Transportation 1,250 5.06 $ 40.52 $ 84,280
Support Activities for Water Transportation 970 1.10 $ 38.89 $ 80,880
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 90 0.79 $ 34.97 $ 72,750
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 380 0.32 $ 39.53 $ 82,220

Top paying industries for Ship Engineers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 70 0.22 $ 53.89 $ 112,100
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $ 41.08 $ 85,440
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) (8) (8) $ 40.59 $ 84,420
Inland Water Transportation 1,250 5.06 $ 40.52 $ 84,280
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 380 0.32 $ 39.53 $ 82,220


Geographic profile for Ship Engineers:

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





States with the highest employment level in Ship Engineers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 1,490 0.18 3.29 $ 35.28 $ 73,390
Virginia 1,270 0.34 6.39 $ 37.07 $ 77,110
Washington 840 0.26 4.89 $ 44.00 $ 91,530
Louisiana 650 0.36 6.69 $ 39.42 $ 82,000
New York 480 0.06 1.03 $ 45.24 $ 94,100




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Ship Engineers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 240 0.80 14.93 $ 35.73 $ 74,310
Louisiana 650 0.36 6.69 $ 39.42 $ 82,000
Virginia 1,270 0.34 6.39 $ 37.07 $ 77,110
Washington 840 0.26 4.89 $ 44.00 $ 91,530
Florida 1,490 0.18 3.29 $ 35.28 $ 73,390




Top paying states for Ship Engineers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 30 0.07 1.26 $ 45.42 $ 94,480
New York 480 0.06 1.03 $ 45.24 $ 94,100
Tennessee 220 0.08 1.40 $ 44.64 $ 92,860
Washington 840 0.26 4.89 $ 44.00 $ 91,530
Texas 230 0.02 0.36 $ 43.59 $ 90,670





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Ship Engineers:

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 1,260 1.76 32.65 $ 37.03 $ 77,020
Jacksonville, FL 790 1.16 21.54 $ 34.18 $ 71,100
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 780 0.40 7.47 $ 43.89 $ 91,300
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 520 0.06 1.09 $ 45.86 $ 95,380
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 390 0.15 2.87 $ 38.28 $ 79,630
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 330 0.65 12.09 $ 35.37 $ 73,580
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 240 0.18 3.38 $ 35.14 $ 73,100
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 190 0.30 5.66 $ 43.25 $ 89,960
Pittsburgh, PA 150 0.14 2.64 $ 32.40 $ 67,380
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 120 0.03 0.52 $ 36.02 $ 74,930




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Ship Engineers:

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 1,260 1.76 32.65 $ 37.03 $ 77,020
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 110 1.37 25.50 $ 45.32 $ 94,260
Jacksonville, FL 790 1.16 21.54 $ 34.18 $ 71,100
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 330 0.65 12.09 $ 35.37 $ 73,580
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 780 0.40 7.47 $ 43.89 $ 91,300
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 190 0.30 5.66 $ 43.25 $ 89,960
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 90 0.27 5.05 $ 40.88 $ 85,030
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 240 0.18 3.38 $ 35.14 $ 73,100
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 390 0.15 2.87 $ 38.28 $ 79,630
Pittsburgh, PA 150 0.14 2.64 $ 32.40 $ 67,380




Top paying metropolitan areas for Ship Engineers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 30 0.01 0.25 $ 48.16 $ 100,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 45.97 $ 95,620
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 520 0.06 1.09 $ 45.86 $ 95,380
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 110 1.37 25.50 $ 45.32 $ 94,260
Urban Honolulu, HI 30 0.08 1.52 $ 45.13 $ 93,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 90 0.03 0.62 $ 44.02 $ 91,570
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 780 0.40 7.47 $ 43.89 $ 91,300
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 190 0.30 5.66 $ 43.25 $ 89,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 41.64 $ 86,620
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 90 0.27 5.05 $ 40.88 $ 85,030

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Ship Engineers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 220 2.21 41.03 $ 35.23 $ 73,270

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Ship Engineers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 220 2.21 41.03 $ 35.23 $ 73,270

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Ship Engineers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 220 2.21 41.03 $ 35.23 $ 73,270
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 30.45 $ 63,340


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