Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers

Stand watch to look for obstructions in path of vessel, measure water depth, turn wheel on bridge, or use emergency equipment as directed by captain, mate, or pilot. Break out, rig, overhaul, and store cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Perform a variety of maintenance tasks to preserve the painted surface of the ship and to maintain line and ship equipment. Must hold government-issued certification and tankerman certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels. Includes able seamen and ordinary seamen.


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)
31,690 4.1 % $18.28 $38,030 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.73 $13.51 $17.44 $22.15 $27.18
Annual Wage (2) $22,320 $28,100 $36,260 $46,070 $56,540


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)
Inland Water Transportation 8,240 33.00 $17.46 $36,320
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 7,050 20.60 $18.09 $37,620
Support Activities for Water Transportation 6,780 7.66 $19.44 $40,440
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,930 0.10 $19.65 $40,870
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 1,590 12.17 $13.96 $29,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Inland Water Transportation 8,240 33.00 $17.46 $36,320
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 7,050 20.60 $18.09 $37,620
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 1,590 12.17 $13.96 $29,040
Support Activities for Water Transportation 6,780 7.66 $19.44 $40,440
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 760 0.69 $17.42 $36,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $24.67 $51,310
Scientific Research and Development Services 160 0.03 $22.37 $46,530
State Government (OES Designation) 1,120 0.05 $21.02 $43,710
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 110 0.34 $20.72 $43,110
Support Activities for Mining 270 0.10 $20.53 $42,700


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)
Louisiana 7,050 3.85 15.43 $18.62 $38,730
Texas 3,260 0.32 1.30 $19.57 $40,720
Virginia 2,710 0.77 3.08 $20.17 $41,960
Florida 2,600 0.37 1.46 $16.53 $34,380
Washington 1,560 0.58 2.32 $23.14 $48,120




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)
Louisiana 7,050 3.85 15.43 $18.62 $38,730
Alaska 710 2.31 9.28 $19.05 $39,630
Virginia 2,710 0.77 3.08 $20.17 $41,960
Kentucky 1,100 0.64 2.56 $14.22 $29,580
Hawaii 350 0.62 2.49 $15.05 $31,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,560 0.58 2.32 $23.14 $48,120
New York 1,560 0.19 0.75 $21.36 $44,430
Virginia 2,710 0.77 3.08 $20.17 $41,960
Texas 3,260 0.32 1.30 $19.57 $40,720
New Jersey 770 0.20 0.82 $19.22 $39,990

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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,670 1.07 4.29 $20.52 $42,690
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,660 3.71 14.90 $20.23 $42,080
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 2,640 5.24 21.00 $17.48 $36,350
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 2,400 26.54 106.45 $20.04 $41,680
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,750 1.83 7.34 $15.21 $31,630
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.94 3.79 $23.50 $48,870
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 920 0.18 0.74 $22.95 $47,730
Baton Rouge, LA 640 1.81 7.26 $17.34 $36,080
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 600 0.50 2.01 $19.22 $39,980
Mobile, AL 550 3.29 13.21 $16.39 $34,080




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-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 2,400 26.54 106.45 $20.04 $41,680
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL 320 6.86 27.52 (8) (8)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 2,640 5.24 21.00 $17.48 $36,350
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,660 3.71 14.90 $20.23 $42,080
Mobile, AL 550 3.29 13.21 $16.39 $34,080
Lake Charles, LA 270 3.12 12.51 $18.27 $37,990
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,750 1.83 7.34 $15.21 $31,630
Baton Rouge, LA 640 1.81 7.26 $17.34 $36,080
Lafayette, LA 210 1.45 5.80 $18.85 $39,220
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,670 1.07 4.29 $20.52 $42,690




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)
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.32 1.28 $27.48 $57,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.94 3.79 $23.50 $48,870
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 40 0.15 0.61 $23.47 $48,830
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 920 0.18 0.74 $22.95 $47,730
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 60 0.78 3.13 $21.25 $44,210
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 400 0.37 1.46 $21.19 $44,080
Anchorage, AK 50 0.32 1.28 $21.06 $43,810
Jacksonville, FL 160 0.28 1.13 $20.89 $43,440
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,670 1.07 4.29 $20.52 $42,690
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.36 1.46 $20.34 $42,310

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 710 4.91 19.68 $14.56 $30,290
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 670 5.06 20.28 $19.94 $41,480
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 370 10.83 43.44 $19.99 $41,570
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 280 4.01 16.06 $17.38 $36,150
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 180 1.74 6.96 (8) (8)

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 370 10.83 43.44 $19.99 $41,570
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 670 5.06 20.28 $19.94 $41,480
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 710 4.91 19.68 $14.56 $30,290
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 280 4.01 16.06 $17.38 $36,150
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 180 1.74 6.96 (8) (8)

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)
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 1.07 4.30 $21.67 $45,080
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 370 10.83 43.44 $19.99 $41,570
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 670 5.06 20.28 $19.94 $41,480
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.80 $41,180
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.93 $37,280


About May 2010 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 mean 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:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011