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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
2,510 9.1 % $24.21 $50,350 4.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.46 $15.47 $24.18 $32.74 $37.56
Annual Wage (2) $23,830 $32,180 $50,290 $68,100 $78,120


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)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 630 0.67 $32.80 $68,220
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 330 2.03 $16.95 $35,250
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 220 0.01 $29.79 $61,970
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 90 0.07 $30.44 $63,310
Inland Water Transportation 80 0.33 $23.16 $48,170

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 330 2.03 $16.95 $35,250
Support Activities for Water Transportation 630 0.67 $32.80 $68,220
Inland Water Transportation 80 0.33 $23.16 $48,170
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 40 0.11 $17.13 $35,640
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 90 0.07 $30.44 $63,310

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 630 0.67 $32.80 $68,220
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 90 0.07 $30.44 $63,310
Employment Services 40 (7) $29.93 $62,250
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 220 0.01 $29.79 $61,970
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services (8) (8) $24.44 $50,830


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 420 0.05 2.80 $18.54 $38,550
Texas 190 0.02 0.91 $23.29 $48,440
Washington 160 0.05 2.87 $26.46 $55,040
Tennessee 90 0.03 1.71 $23.68 $49,250
California 80 0.00 0.27 $22.80 $47,420




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)
Washington 160 0.05 2.87 $26.46 $55,040
Florida 420 0.05 2.80 $18.54 $38,550
Tennessee 90 0.03 1.71 $23.68 $49,250
Louisiana 60 0.03 1.84 $24.10 $50,140
Texas 190 0.02 0.91 $23.29 $48,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 60 0.01 0.57 $32.34 $67,270
New York 70 0.01 0.40 $31.31 $65,120
New Jersey 70 0.02 1.04 $27.28 $56,740
Washington 160 0.05 2.87 $26.46 $55,040
Oregon 30 0.02 1.02 $25.96 $54,010





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)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 150 0.06 3.28 (8) (8)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 130 0.07 3.91 $25.20 $52,410
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 130 0.01 0.77 $28.92 $60,150
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.07 4.05 $24.14 $50,220




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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 130 0.07 3.91 $25.20 $52,410
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.07 4.05 $24.14 $50,220
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 150 0.06 3.28 (8) (8)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 130 0.01 0.77 $28.92 $60,150




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 130 0.01 0.77 $28.92 $60,150
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 130 0.07 3.91 $25.20 $52,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $24.99 $51,990
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.07 4.05 $24.14 $50,220
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $23.36 $48,590
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $17.54 $36,470
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $15.52 $32,270

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 29.23 $25.04 $52,080

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 29.23 $25.04 $52,080

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 29.23 $25.04 $52,080


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