Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
10,760 6.1 % $36.29 $75,480 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.41 $24.70 $34.08 $44.94 $56.75
Annual Wage (2) $40,370 $51,380 $70,890 $93,470 $118,050


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 4,460 11.25 $41.18 $85,650
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,970 2.16 $36.26 $75,420
Inland Water Transportation 1,530 6.29 $30.21 $62,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,170 0.06 $31.33 $65,160
State Government (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $32.81 $68,250

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 4,460 11.25 $41.18 $85,650
Inland Water Transportation 1,530 6.29 $30.21 $62,830
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,970 2.16 $36.26 $75,420
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 190 1.38 $31.32 $65,140
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 90 0.26 $42.67 $88,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 90 0.26 $42.67 $88,760
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 4,460 11.25 $41.18 $85,650
Gambling Industries 60 0.05 $39.90 $82,990
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,970 2.16 $36.26 $75,420
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 100 (7) $35.49 $73,810


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 1,650 0.23 2.74 $39.81 $82,800
Louisiana 1,510 0.81 9.80 $36.59 $76,110
Virginia 1,480 0.41 4.98 $33.92 $70,560
California 930 0.07 0.79 $39.65 $82,470
New York 850 0.10 1.21 $38.64 $80,370




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 290 0.90 10.87 $34.21 $71,150
Louisiana 1,510 0.81 9.80 $36.59 $76,110
Virginia 1,480 0.41 4.98 $33.92 $70,560
Washington 840 0.30 3.66 $37.26 $77,500
Florida 1,650 0.23 2.74 $39.81 $82,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 240 0.09 1.15 $50.91 $105,900
Pennsylvania 50 0.01 0.10 $50.40 $104,840
Ohio 100 0.02 0.23 $47.37 $98,520
Florida 1,650 0.23 2.74 $39.81 $82,800
California 930 0.07 0.79 $39.65 $82,470





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 1,460 2.04 24.74 $34.00 $70,720
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.15 13.92 $42.34 $88,080
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 770 0.54 6.58 $37.50 $78,010
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 690 7.42 89.90 $36.04 $74,970
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 470 0.09 1.10 $42.32 $88,030
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 460 0.89 10.82 $42.76 $88,930
Mobile, AL 340 2.02 24.50 $30.34 $63,110
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 260 0.23 2.75 $28.77 $59,850
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 230 0.19 2.30 $33.92 $70,560
Baltimore-Towson, MD 190 0.15 1.86 $57.86 $120,360




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 690 7.42 89.90 $36.04 $74,970
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,460 2.04 24.74 $34.00 $70,720
Mobile, AL 340 2.02 24.50 $30.34 $63,110
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.15 13.92 $42.34 $88,080
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 460 0.89 10.82 $42.76 $88,930
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 770 0.54 6.58 $37.50 $78,010
Lafayette, LA 40 0.29 3.53 $36.41 $75,740
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 260 0.23 2.75 $28.77 $59,850
Jacksonville, FL 130 0.23 2.75 $41.32 $85,950
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 230 0.19 2.30 $33.92 $70,560




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)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 190 0.15 1.86 $57.86 $120,360
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.31 $51.64 $107,420
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 460 0.89 10.82 $42.76 $88,930
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.15 13.92 $42.34 $88,080
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 470 0.09 1.10 $42.32 $88,030
Jacksonville, FL 130 0.23 2.75 $41.32 $85,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $39.34 $81,820
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 110 0.18 2.18 $38.22 $79,500
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 770 0.54 6.58 $37.50 $78,010
Lafayette, LA 40 0.29 3.53 $36.41 $75,740

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 280 2.07 25.07 $28.49 $59,260
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 240 1.64 19.89 $35.68 $74,220
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 4.25 51.52 $34.20 $71,140
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.81 21.90 $32.92 $68,460

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 150 4.25 51.52 $34.20 $71,140
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 280 2.07 25.07 $28.49 $59,260
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.81 21.90 $32.92 $68,460
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 240 1.64 19.89 $35.68 $74,220

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 240 1.64 19.89 $35.68 $74,220
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 4.25 51.52 $34.20 $71,140
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.81 21.90 $32.92 $68,460
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 280 2.07 25.07 $28.49 $59,260


About May 2012 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013