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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
8,410 4.8 % $38.24 $79,540 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.06 $25.81 $35.87 $47.62 $62.76
Annual Wage (2) $41,730 $53,690 $74,610 $99,050 $130,540


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 2,560 6.61 $38.30 $79,670
Inland Water Transportation 1,350 5.04 $41.05 $85,380
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,260 0.06 $36.02 $74,930
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,180 1.23 $38.46 $80,000
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 640 0.03 $42.52 $88,440

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 2,560 6.61 $38.30 $79,670
Inland Water Transportation 1,350 5.04 $41.05 $85,380
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,180 1.23 $38.46 $80,000
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 120 0.69 $30.06 $62,520
Gambling Industries 190 0.09 $30.72 $63,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 640 0.03 $42.52 $88,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $41.10 $85,480
Inland Water Transportation 1,350 5.04 $41.05 $85,380
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $39.34 $81,820
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,180 1.23 $38.46 $80,000


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 1,520 0.17 3.02 $32.34 $67,270
Virginia 1,320 0.34 5.96 $35.22 $73,270
Washington 1,170 0.35 6.15 $43.99 $91,500
Louisiana 730 0.38 6.59 $39.83 $82,840
New York 580 0.06 1.06 $47.54 $98,880




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 0.79 13.71 $33.50 $69,680
Louisiana 730 0.38 6.59 $39.83 $82,840
Washington 1,170 0.35 6.15 $43.99 $91,500
Virginia 1,320 0.34 5.96 $35.22 $73,270
Kentucky 330 0.17 3.00 $43.68 $90,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 580 0.06 1.06 $47.54 $98,880
Maryland 120 0.04 0.75 $44.18 $91,900
Washington 1,170 0.35 6.15 $43.99 $91,500
Kentucky 330 0.17 3.00 $43.68 $90,860
Mississippi 80 0.07 1.19 $43.11 $89,670





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 1,320 1.74 30.31 $35.19 $73,200
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,100 0.55 9.52 $44.12 $91,760
Jacksonville, FL 940 1.34 23.36 $32.70 $68,030
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 570 0.06 1.04 $48.09 $100,020
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 350 0.63 10.94 $37.50 $77,990
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 240 0.09 1.57 $29.29 $60,930
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 230 0.18 3.06 $34.80 $72,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 180 0.03 0.51 $39.68 $82,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 130 0.04 0.75 $43.18 $89,820
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 110 0.02 0.43 $32.59 $67,780




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)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,320 1.74 30.31 $35.19 $73,200
Jacksonville, FL 940 1.34 23.36 $32.70 $68,030
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 350 0.63 10.94 $37.50 $77,990
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,100 0.55 9.52 $44.12 $91,760
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 40 0.24 4.24 $31.51 $65,540
Lafayette, LA 40 0.19 3.24 $38.32 $79,700
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 230 0.18 3.06 $34.80 $72,390
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 60 0.17 2.97 $41.08 $85,450
Urban Honolulu, HI 60 0.14 2.45 $45.29 $94,200
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 240 0.09 1.57 $29.29 $60,930




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 York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 570 0.06 1.04 $48.09 $100,020
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 40 0.03 0.47 $45.48 $94,590
Urban Honolulu, HI 60 0.14 2.45 $45.29 $94,200
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 110 0.08 1.45 $44.34 $92,230
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,100 0.55 9.52 $44.12 $91,760
Houma-Thibodaux, LA (8) (8) (8) $43.80 $91,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 130 0.04 0.75 $43.18 $89,820
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 1.25 $42.84 $89,100
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 100 0.03 0.59 $41.84 $87,020
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 60 0.17 2.97 $41.08 $85,450

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 230 2.09 36.43 $32.87 $68,370
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.63 28.47 $47.66 $99,130

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 230 2.09 36.43 $32.87 $68,370
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.63 28.47 $47.66 $99,130

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $50.61 $105,270
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.63 28.47 $47.66 $99,130
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 230 2.09 36.43 $32.87 $68,370


About May 2019 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020