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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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.


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)
8,740 12.4 % $36.40 $75,710 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.39 $24.78 $34.20 $44.65 $59.46
Annual Wage (2) $40,330 $51,540 $71,130 $92,870 $123,670


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 2,760 7.24 $37.52 $78,050
Support Activities for Water Transportation 2,080 2.24 $33.33 $69,320
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,320 0.07 $35.57 $73,980
Inland Water Transportation 1,160 4.45 $42.36 $88,100
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 420 0.02 $38.54 $80,160

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 2,760 7.24 $37.52 $78,050
Inland Water Transportation 1,160 4.45 $42.36 $88,100
Support Activities for Water Transportation 2,080 2.24 $33.33 $69,320
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 160 1.01 $32.44 $67,480
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 50 0.17 $21.47 $44,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Inland Water Transportation 1,160 4.45 $42.36 $88,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) $38.84 $80,790
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 420 0.02 $38.54 $80,160
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 2,760 7.24 $37.52 $78,050
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 120 (7) $35.99 $74,870


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)
Virginia 1,380 0.36 5.95 $35.08 $72,970
Florida 1,290 0.15 2.48 $32.52 $67,650
Washington 1,010 0.31 5.11 $40.85 $84,960
New York 590 0.06 1.05 $48.28 $100,430
Louisiana 480 0.25 4.15 $36.55 $76,010




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 350 1.12 18.58 $30.59 $63,620
Virginia 1,380 0.36 5.95 $35.08 $72,970
Washington 1,010 0.31 5.11 $40.85 $84,960
Louisiana 480 0.25 4.15 $36.55 $76,010
Kentucky 290 0.15 2.56 $42.65 $88,710




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 590 0.06 1.05 $48.28 $100,430
Kentucky 290 0.15 2.56 $42.65 $88,710
Missouri 40 0.02 0.26 $41.57 $86,470
Washington 1,010 0.31 5.11 $40.85 $84,960
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $40.77 $84,810





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 1,370 1.81 30.04 $35.05 $72,900
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 940 0.48 7.89 $40.86 $84,980
Jacksonville, FL 670 0.98 16.23 $32.75 $68,130
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 590 0.06 1.03 $47.21 $98,190
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 240 0.18 3.03 $33.48 $69,630
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 240 0.43 7.18 $39.76 $82,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 180 0.06 1.00 $37.73 $78,490
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 150 1.78 29.48 $34.25 $71,250
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.07 1.22 $36.68 $76,300
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 80 0.03 0.49 $43.17 $89,790




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 1,370 1.81 30.04 $35.05 $72,900
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 150 1.78 29.48 $34.25 $71,250
Jacksonville, FL 670 0.98 16.23 $32.75 $68,130
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 940 0.48 7.89 $40.86 $84,980
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 240 0.43 7.18 $39.76 $82,710
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 240 0.18 3.03 $33.48 $69,630
Savannah, GA 30 0.18 2.93 $30.12 $62,650
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 80 0.15 2.44 $44.85 $93,290
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 50 0.13 2.22 $36.01 $74,900
Urban Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 1.13 (8) (8)




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 590 0.06 1.03 $47.21 $98,190
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 80 0.15 2.44 $44.85 $93,290
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 80 0.03 0.49 $43.17 $89,790
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.53 $41.20 $85,700
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 940 0.48 7.89 $40.86 $84,980
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 60 0.04 0.70 $40.29 $83,800
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 240 0.43 7.18 $39.76 $82,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 180 0.06 1.00 $37.73 $78,490
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 50 0.02 0.37 $37.16 $77,290
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.07 1.22 $36.68 $76,300

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 320 3.02 50.03 $29.67 $61,710

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 320 3.02 50.03 $29.67 $61,710

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 320 3.02 50.03 $29.67 $61,710


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019