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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

53-5022 Motorboat Operators

Operate small motor-driven boats. May assist in navigational activities.


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)
2,120 10.8 % $23.57 $49,030 3.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.14 $15.79 $23.20 $29.99 $35.67
Annual Wage (2) $25,250 $32,830 $48,260 $62,370 $74,180


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)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 380 0.03 $17.21 $35,800
Support Activities for Water Transportation 300 0.32 $27.97 $58,190
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 270 1.60 $21.65 $45,040
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 190 0.01 $30.14 $62,680
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 90 0.07 $33.31 $69,280

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 270 1.60 $21.65 $45,040
Support Activities for Water Transportation 300 0.32 $27.97 $58,190
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 90 0.07 $33.31 $69,280
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 380 0.03 $17.21 $35,800
Social Advocacy Organizations 30 0.02 $28.38 $59,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 90 0.07 $33.31 $69,280
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 190 0.01 $30.14 $62,680
Social Advocacy Organizations 30 0.02 $28.38 $59,040
Support Activities for Water Transportation 300 0.32 $27.97 $58,190
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 40 0.01 $23.05 $47,940


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 310 0.03 2.42 $22.03 $45,820
Texas 290 0.02 1.61 $26.88 $55,900
Virginia 100 0.02 1.71 $21.67 $45,070
Oregon 90 0.05 3.19 $30.01 $62,410
Washington 70 0.02 1.56 $29.85 $62,090




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)
Oregon 90 0.05 3.19 $30.01 $62,410
Louisiana 50 0.03 1.95 $33.18 $69,010
Florida 310 0.03 2.42 $22.03 $45,820
Washington 70 0.02 1.56 $29.85 $62,090
Virginia 100 0.02 1.71 $21.67 $45,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 50 0.03 1.95 $33.18 $69,010
New York 50 0.01 0.36 $32.96 $68,550
Oregon 90 0.05 3.19 $30.01 $62,410
Washington 70 0.02 1.56 $29.85 $62,090
Texas 290 0.02 1.61 $26.88 $55,900





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 180 0.02 1.27 $22.87 $47,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 150 0.05 3.35 $27.64 $57,500
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 100 0.04 2.51 $25.54 $53,130
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.02 1.68 $28.41 $59,100




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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 150 0.05 3.35 $27.64 $57,500
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 100 0.04 2.51 $25.54 $53,130
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.02 1.68 $28.41 $59,100
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 180 0.02 1.27 $22.87 $47,560




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)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (8) (8) (8) $28.49 $59,260
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.02 1.68 $28.41 $59,100
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 150 0.05 3.35 $27.64 $57,500
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 100 0.04 2.51 $25.54 $53,130
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $24.33 $50,600
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI (8) (8) (8) $23.57 $49,030
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 180 0.02 1.27 $22.87 $47,560
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $21.16 $44,020
Barnstable Town, MA (8) (8) (8) $18.88 $39,260
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $18.00 $37,450


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.

(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: March 31, 2020