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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
2,740 11.0 % $ 21.35 $ 44,410 2.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Motorboat Operators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.63 $ 15.68 $ 18.59 $ 24.53 $ 32.04
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,350 $ 32,620 $ 38,670 $ 51,020 $ 66,640


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)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 520 0.43 $ 20.54 $ 42,730
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 400 3.56 $ 23.30 $ 48,460
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 400 0.04 $ 17.50 $ 36,390
Support Activities for Water Transportation 350 0.39 $ 23.48 $ 48,830
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 220 0.01 $ 31.69 $ 65,920

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 400 3.56 $ 23.30 $ 48,460
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 520 0.43 $ 20.54 $ 42,730
Support Activities for Water Transportation 350 0.39 $ 23.48 $ 48,830
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 140 0.05 $ 17.44 $ 36,260
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 400 0.04 $ 17.50 $ 36,390

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 $ 31.69 $ 65,920
Support Activities for Water Transportation 350 0.39 $ 23.48 $ 48,830
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 400 3.56 $ 23.30 $ 48,460
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) (8) (8) $ 21.05 $ 43,790
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services (8) (8) $ 21.00 $ 43,680


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.



Map of employment of motorboat operators by state, May 2021


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 420 0.05 2.51 $ 19.03 $ 39,580
Louisiana 390 0.22 11.10 $ 20.07 $ 41,750
Hawaii 340 0.63 32.29 $ 23.59 $ 49,070
Texas 330 0.03 1.39 $ 20.14 $ 41,880
Massachusetts 140 0.04 2.09 $ 22.42 $ 46,630


Map of location quotient of motorboat operators by state, May 2021


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 340 0.63 32.29 $ 23.59 $ 49,070
Louisiana 390 0.22 11.10 $ 20.07 $ 41,750
Maine 60 0.10 5.39 $ 18.11 $ 37,670
Florida 420 0.05 2.51 $ 19.03 $ 39,580
Alabama 80 0.04 2.11 $ 20.26 $ 42,130


Map of annual mean wages of motorboat operators by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Motorboat Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware (8) (8) (8) $ 30.51 $ 63,450
Oregon 40 0.02 1.22 $ 28.39 $ 59,050
Washington 130 0.04 2.02 $ 27.69 $ 57,590
California 100 0.01 0.30 $ 26.91 $ 55,970
New York (8) (8) (8) $ 24.39 $ 50,740



Map of employment of motorboat operators by area, May 2021


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)
Baton Rouge, LA 180 0.48 24.92 $ 20.24 $ 42,090
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 130 2.02 103.74 $ 24.70 $ 51,380
Urban Honolulu, HI 110 0.27 13.94 $ 26.34 $ 54,800
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 90 0.01 0.55 $ 24.40 $ 50,760
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 80 0.03 1.74 $ 18.92 $ 39,340
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80 0.03 1.59 $ 21.92 $ 45,580
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 40 0.35 17.79 $ 20.30 $ 42,220
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 1.74 $ 26.20 $ 54,490
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 40 0.02 0.94 $ 28.65 $ 59,600
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.33 16.77 $ 24.56 $ 51,080


Map of location quotient of motorboat operators by area, May 2021


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)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 130 2.02 103.74 $ 24.70 $ 51,380
Baton Rouge, LA 180 0.48 24.92 $ 20.24 $ 42,090
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 40 0.35 17.79 $ 20.30 $ 42,220
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.33 16.77 $ 24.56 $ 51,080
Urban Honolulu, HI 110 0.27 13.94 $ 26.34 $ 54,800
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 80 0.03 1.74 $ 18.92 $ 39,340
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 1.74 $ 26.20 $ 54,490
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80 0.03 1.59 $ 21.92 $ 45,580
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 40 0.02 0.94 $ 28.65 $ 59,600
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 90 0.01 0.55 $ 24.40 $ 50,760


Map of annual mean wages of motorboat operators by area, May 2021


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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 40 0.02 0.94 $ 28.65 $ 59,600
Urban Honolulu, HI 110 0.27 13.94 $ 26.34 $ 54,800
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 1.74 $ 26.20 $ 54,490
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 130 2.02 103.74 $ 24.70 $ 51,380
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.33 16.77 $ 24.56 $ 51,080
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 90 0.01 0.55 $ 24.40 $ 50,760
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 22.02 $ 45,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80 0.03 1.59 $ 21.92 $ 45,580
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 40 0.35 17.79 $ 20.30 $ 42,220
Baton Rouge, LA 180 0.48 24.92 $ 20.24 $ 42,090

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 110 1.21 62.44 $ 19.53 $ 40,630
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 32.42 $ 17.59 $ 36,590

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 110 1.21 62.44 $ 19.53 $ 40,630
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 32.42 $ 17.59 $ 36,590

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 110 1.21 62.44 $ 19.53 $ 40,630
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 32.42 $ 17.59 $ 36,590


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022