Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
3,290 12.5 % $20.84 $43,340 4.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.36 $12.02 $19.33 $29.35 $35.01
Annual Wage (2) $19,460 $25,000 $40,210 $61,040 $72,820


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 940 1.02 $25.75 $53,550
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 760 5.05 $16.42 $34,160
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 450 0.04 $16.07 $33,420
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 230 0.01 $28.31 $58,880
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 0.00 (8) (8)

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 760 5.05 $16.42 $34,160
Support Activities for Water Transportation 940 1.02 $25.75 $53,550
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 450 0.04 $16.07 $33,420
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 50 0.02 $25.59 $53,240
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 230 0.01 $28.31 $58,880

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 (8) (8) $30.31 $63,050
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 230 0.01 $28.31 $58,880
Support Activities for Water Transportation 940 1.02 $25.75 $53,550
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 50 0.02 $25.59 $53,240
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 760 5.05 $16.42 $34,160


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 1,040 0.13 5.40 $16.38 $34,070
South Carolina 710 0.36 15.38 $26.42 $54,960
Washington 130 0.04 1.85 $25.45 $52,950
California 110 0.01 0.31 $20.07 $41,750
Texas 80 0.01 0.30 $21.19 $44,080




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)
South Carolina 710 0.36 15.38 $26.42 $54,960
Florida 1,040 0.13 5.40 $16.38 $34,070
Washington 130 0.04 1.85 $25.45 $52,950
Virginia 30 0.01 0.36 $22.03 $45,810
Texas 80 0.01 0.30 $21.19 $44,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 30 0.01 0.56 $30.29 $63,000
Louisiana (8) (8) (8) $28.97 $60,260
South Carolina 710 0.36 15.38 $26.42 $54,960
Washington 130 0.04 1.85 $25.45 $52,950
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $22.44 $46,670





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)
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 710 2.16 92.02 $26.57 $55,270
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 210 0.27 11.34 (8) (8)
Jacksonville, FL 80 0.13 5.47 $18.44 $38,340
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 70 0.06 2.35 $16.77 $34,880
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 40 0.22 9.33 $17.16 $35,700
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 30 0.02 1.04 (8) (8)
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 1.20 $14.68 $30,520




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)
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 710 2.16 92.02 $26.57 $55,270
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 210 0.27 11.34 (8) (8)
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 40 0.22 9.33 $17.16 $35,700
Jacksonville, FL 80 0.13 5.47 $18.44 $38,340
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 70 0.06 2.35 $16.77 $34,880
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 1.20 $14.68 $30,520
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 30 0.02 1.04 (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)
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 710 2.16 92.02 $26.57 $55,270
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.85 $49,600
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.27 $44,230
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $20.86 $43,390
Jacksonville, FL 80 0.13 5.47 $18.44 $38,340
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 40 0.22 9.33 $17.16 $35,700
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 70 0.06 2.35 $16.77 $34,880
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 1.20 $14.68 $30,520
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL (8) (8) (8) $14.66 $30,480
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.88 $28,870

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 160 2.06 87.85 $16.29 $33,890

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 160 2.06 87.85 $16.29 $33,890

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 (8) (8) (8) $19.41 $40,370
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 160 2.06 87.85 $16.29 $33,890


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017