Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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 8.5 % $22.05 $45,870 4.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.03 $13.83 $21.44 $30.06 $35.42
Annual Wage (2) $20,860 $28,770 $44,600 $62,520 $73,680


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 560 0.62 $31.03 $64,540
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 490 3.10 $16.79 $34,910
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 450 0.03 $15.13 $31,460
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 220 0.01 $28.90 $60,100
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 180 0.13 $21.90 $45,560

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 490 3.10 $16.79 $34,910
Support Activities for Water Transportation 560 0.62 $31.03 $64,540
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 180 0.13 $21.90 $45,560
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 50 0.05 $29.82 $62,030
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 450 0.03 $15.13 $31,460

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 560 0.62 $31.03 $64,540
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 50 0.05 $29.82 $62,030
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 220 0.01 $28.90 $60,100
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 40 0.02 $28.80 $59,900
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 50 (7) $24.91 $51,810


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 670 0.08 4.54 $16.55 $34,430
Washington 140 0.05 2.56 $25.67 $53,390
Texas 130 0.01 0.63 $18.77 $39,050
Hawaii 110 0.17 9.88 $20.97 $43,620
Oregon 100 0.06 3.25 $21.08 $43,850




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)
Hawaii 110 0.17 9.88 $20.97 $43,620
Florida 670 0.08 4.54 $16.55 $34,430
Oregon 100 0.06 3.25 $21.08 $43,850
Washington 140 0.05 2.56 $25.67 $53,390
Tennessee 80 0.03 1.48 $21.63 $44,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 50 0.01 0.46 $30.17 $62,750
Washington 140 0.05 2.56 $25.67 $53,390
Louisiana 40 0.02 1.26 $25.42 $52,870
Tennessee 80 0.03 1.48 $21.63 $44,990
New Jersey 70 0.02 1.00 $21.49 $44,700



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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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 3.99 $24.30 $50,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 4.32 $21.74 $45,210
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.01 0.61 $25.08 $52,170
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 60 0.07 3.69 $22.12 $46,000
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 60 0.04 2.53 $18.56 $38,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 30 0.01 0.60 $14.98 $31,160


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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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 4.32 $21.74 $45,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 3.99 $24.30 $50,540
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 60 0.07 3.69 $22.12 $46,000
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 60 0.04 2.53 $18.56 $38,610
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.01 0.61 $25.08 $52,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 30 0.01 0.60 $14.98 $31,160


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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.01 0.61 $25.08 $52,170
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 3.99 $24.30 $50,540
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 60 0.07 3.69 $22.12 $46,000
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 4.32 $21.74 $45,210
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (8) (8) (8) $19.73 $41,050
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.71 $41,000
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 60 0.04 2.53 $18.56 $38,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 30 0.01 0.60 $14.98 $31,160

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 110 1.36 77.30 $16.66 $34,650
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 54.34 $17.93 $37,290

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 110 1.36 77.30 $16.66 $34,650
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 54.34 $17.93 $37,290

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 54.34 $17.93 $37,290
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 110 1.36 77.30 $16.66 $34,650


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018