Water Transportation: NAICS 483
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About the Water Transportation subsector
The water transportation subsector is part of the transportation and warehousing sector.
Industries in the Water Transportation subsector provide water transportation of passengers and cargo using watercraft, such as ships, barges, and boats.
The subsector is composed of two industry groups: (1) one for deep sea, coastal, and Great Lakes; and (2) one for inland water transportation. This split typically reflects the difference in equipment used.
North American Industry Classification System
The water transportation subsector consists of these industry groups:
This section provides information relating to employment in water transportation. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.
(Source: Current Employment Statistics)
Employment by Occupation
For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for water transportation.
Recent hourly and annual earnings for occupations commonly found in water transportation.
Earnings by Occupation
Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses
This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in water transportation. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.
(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)
This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The producer price index measures the percentage change in prices that domestic producers receive for goods and services. The prices included in the producer price index are from the first commercial transaction.
(Source: Producer Price Indexes)
This section presents data on the number of establishments in water transportation.
(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)
Data extracted on: April 16, 2021