Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
9,750 12.6 % $35.64 $74,120 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.98 $24.07 $33.93 $44.69 $57.54
Annual Wage (2) $37,390 $50,060 $70,570 $92,950 $119,690


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)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 2,790 7.07 $37.56 $78,110
Support Activities for Water Transportation 2,300 2.49 (8) (8)
Inland Water Transportation 1,590 5.64 $37.25 $77,490
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,370 0.07 $33.88 $70,480
State Government (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $36.68 $76,300

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 2,790 7.07 $37.56 $78,110
Inland Water Transportation 1,590 5.64 $37.25 $77,490
Support Activities for Water Transportation 2,300 2.49 (8) (8)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 230 1.55 $29.19 $60,720
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,370 0.07 $33.88 $70,480

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 2,790 7.07 $37.56 $78,110
Inland Water Transportation 1,590 5.64 $37.25 $77,490
State Government (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $36.68 $76,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 110 (7) $36.38 $75,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) $35.44 $73,710


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 1,520 0.40 5.81 $34.31 $71,370
Louisiana 1,010 0.52 7.55 $39.03 $81,180
Washington 810 0.26 3.81 $39.13 $81,390
New York 660 0.07 1.05 $37.65 $78,320
Texas 480 0.04 0.58 $38.95 $81,020




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 320 0.98 14.17 $29.81 $62,000
Louisiana 1,010 0.52 7.55 $39.03 $81,180
Virginia 1,520 0.40 5.81 $34.31 $71,370
Washington 810 0.26 3.81 $39.13 $81,390
Kentucky 260 0.14 2.04 $33.94 $70,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 170 0.05 0.71 $43.33 $90,120
Florida (8) (8) (8) $42.95 $89,330
Washington 810 0.26 3.81 $39.13 $81,390
Louisiana 1,010 0.52 7.55 $39.03 $81,180
Texas 480 0.04 0.58 $38.95 $81,020





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 1,510 2.04 29.41 $34.30 $71,330
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 780 0.49 7.05 $39.41 $81,980
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 560 1.01 14.54 $39.84 $82,860
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.06 0.88 $41.32 $85,950
Jacksonville, FL 400 0.62 8.87 $45.85 $95,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 320 0.11 1.56 $39.57 $82,310
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 250 2.83 40.78 $37.70 $78,420
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 180 0.14 1.98 (8) (8)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 170 0.27 3.87 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 150 0.08 1.16 $43.61 $90,700




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 250 2.83 40.78 $37.70 $78,420
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,510 2.04 29.41 $34.30 $71,330
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 560 1.01 14.54 $39.84 $82,860
Jacksonville, FL 400 0.62 8.87 $45.85 $95,360
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 780 0.49 7.05 $39.41 $81,980
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 170 0.27 3.87 (8) (8)
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 100 0.18 2.55 $40.47 $84,170
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 180 0.14 1.98 (8) (8)
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 50 0.14 2.01 $37.50 $78,000
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 320 0.11 1.56 $39.57 $82,310




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 400 0.62 8.87 $45.85 $95,360
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 150 0.08 1.16 $43.61 $90,700
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.06 0.88 $41.32 $85,950
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 100 0.18 2.55 $40.47 $84,170
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 560 1.01 14.54 $39.84 $82,860
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 320 0.11 1.56 $39.57 $82,310
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 780 0.49 7.05 $39.41 $81,980
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 250 2.83 40.78 $37.70 $78,420
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.73 $37.62 $78,250
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 50 0.14 2.01 $37.50 $78,000

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 2.34 33.78 $26.64 $55,420
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.25 46.84 $32.88 $68,390

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 110 3.25 46.84 $32.88 $68,390
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.34 33.78 $26.64 $55,420

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.08 $72,970
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.25 46.84 $32.88 $68,390
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.28 $67,140
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.34 33.78 $26.64 $55,420


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.

(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 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