Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
7,890 13.4 % $37.48 $77,970 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.82 $25.50 $35.15 $46.61 $60.74
Annual Wage (2) $41,230 $53,050 $73,110 $96,950 $126,340


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 2,090 2.30 $32.82 $68,260
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 2,040 5.64 $43.79 $91,080
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,360 0.07 $34.57 $71,910
Inland Water Transportation 1,250 4.81 $40.80 $84,870
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $36.10 $75,090

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 2,040 5.64 $43.79 $91,080
Inland Water Transportation 1,250 4.81 $40.80 $84,870
Support Activities for Water Transportation 2,090 2.30 $32.82 $68,260
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 200 1.26 $31.73 $66,010
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 50 0.15 $16.47 $34,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 2,040 5.64 $43.79 $91,080
Inland Water Transportation 1,250 4.81 $40.80 $84,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (8) (8) $38.39 $79,850
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 (7) $37.72 $78,460
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $36.10 $75,090


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 1,400 0.37 6.68 $34.48 $71,720
Florida 750 0.09 1.61 $41.84 $87,030
Washington 650 0.20 3.67 $42.04 $87,440
Louisiana 630 0.33 5.98 $40.34 $83,910
New York 560 0.06 1.11 $45.63 $94,910




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 310 0.97 17.57 $30.09 $62,590
Virginia 1,400 0.37 6.68 $34.48 $71,720
Louisiana 630 0.33 5.98 $40.34 $83,910
Washington 650 0.20 3.67 $42.04 $87,440
Kentucky 260 0.14 2.50 $43.92 $91,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama (8) (8) (8) $49.69 $103,340
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $49.54 $103,040
New York 560 0.06 1.11 $45.63 $94,910
Massachusetts 190 0.05 0.97 $45.27 $94,160
Kentucky 260 0.14 2.50 $43.92 $91,350



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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)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,390 1.87 33.80 $34.45 $71,660
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 570 0.35 6.29 $42.80 $89,030
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.05 0.99 $43.33 $90,120
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 350 0.63 11.32 $41.50 $86,320
Jacksonville, FL 250 0.38 6.83 $46.15 $95,990
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 200 0.30 5.45 (8) (8)
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 190 2.26 40.78 $39.84 $82,870
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 170 0.06 1.03 $38.40 $79,870
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.09 1.67 $42.75 $88,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.07 1.34 $34.87 $72,540


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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)
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 190 2.26 40.78 $39.84 $82,870
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,390 1.87 33.80 $34.45 $71,660
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 350 0.63 11.32 $41.50 $86,320
Jacksonville, FL 250 0.38 6.83 $46.15 $95,990
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 570 0.35 6.29 $42.80 $89,030
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 200 0.30 5.45 (8) (8)
Savannah, GA 40 0.21 3.71 $31.16 $64,820
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 60 0.16 2.96 $38.71 $80,510
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 80 0.14 2.48 $42.06 $87,480
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.09 1.67 $42.75 $88,930


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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)
Jacksonville, FL 250 0.38 6.83 $46.15 $95,990
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.05 0.99 $43.33 $90,120
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 570 0.35 6.29 $42.80 $89,030
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.09 1.67 $42.75 $88,930
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 80 0.14 2.48 $42.06 $87,480
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 350 0.63 11.32 $41.50 $86,320
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.73 $40.81 $84,880
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 0.69 $40.14 $83,500
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 190 2.26 40.78 $39.84 $82,870
Urban Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 1.28 $38.81 $80,730

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.41 43.62 $24.84 $51,670
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 100 2.96 53.55 $35.96 $74,790

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 100 2.96 53.55 $35.96 $74,790
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.41 43.62 $24.84 $51,670

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 100 2.96 53.55 $35.96 $74,790
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.41 43.62 $24.84 $51,670


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