Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
4,060 15.1 % $19.78 $41,130 3.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.24 $11.78 $17.85 $28.00 $33.30
Annual Wage (2) $19,230 $24,510 $37,120 $58,240 $69,250


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)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 1,220 8.34 $16.21 $33,720
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,140 1.20 $23.14 $48,130
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 520 0.05 $15.17 $31,550
Inland Water Transportation 280 1.04 $23.60 $49,080
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 250 0.01 $26.95 $56,060

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 1,220 8.34 $16.21 $33,720
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,140 1.20 $23.14 $48,130
Inland Water Transportation 280 1.04 $23.60 $49,080
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 150 0.36 $17.12 $35,600
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 520 0.05 $15.17 $31,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 250 0.01 $26.95 $56,060
Inland Water Transportation 280 1.04 $23.60 $49,080
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,140 1.20 $23.14 $48,130
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 150 0.36 $17.12 $35,600
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 1,220 8.34 $16.21 $33,720


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 1,600 0.21 6.95 $16.55 $34,430
Massachusetts 230 0.07 2.28 $19.14 $39,820
Georgia 160 0.04 1.35 $11.45 $23,810
California 80 0.01 0.18 $24.12 $50,160
Oregon 70 0.04 1.45 $25.63 $53,310



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)
Florida 1,600 0.21 6.95 $16.55 $34,430
Alaska 40 0.11 3.70 $31.36 $65,230
Massachusetts 230 0.07 2.28 $19.14 $39,820
Oregon 70 0.04 1.45 $25.63 $53,310
Georgia 160 0.04 1.35 $11.45 $23,810



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 40 0.11 3.70 $31.36 $65,230
Washington 50 0.02 0.55 $30.08 $62,560
Louisiana (8) (8) (8) $28.40 $59,080
Maryland 70 0.03 0.92 $26.49 $55,100
Oregon 70 0.04 1.45 $25.63 $53,310




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)
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 270 0.36 12.00 $17.70 $36,810
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 240 0.23 7.50 $19.38 $40,320
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 160 0.14 4.53 $13.91 $28,930
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 110 0.19 6.46 $13.82 $28,750
Jacksonville, FL 100 0.17 5.59 $14.25 $29,640
Naples-Marco Island, FL 70 0.52 17.37 $16.84 $35,020
Savannah, GA 60 0.39 12.88 $15.56 $32,360
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 60 0.11 3.54 $28.79 $59,870
Baltimore-Towson, MD 50 0.04 1.36 $28.85 $60,000
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 50 0.33 10.86 $13.28 $27,620



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)
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 50 0.63 20.92 $23.50 $48,880
Naples-Marco Island, FL 70 0.52 17.37 $16.84 $35,020
Savannah, GA 60 0.39 12.88 $15.56 $32,360
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 270 0.36 12.00 $17.70 $36,810
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 50 0.33 10.86 $13.28 $27,620
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 240 0.23 7.50 $19.38 $40,320
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 50 0.21 7.02 $13.43 $27,930
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 110 0.19 6.46 $13.82 $28,750
Jacksonville, FL 100 0.17 5.59 $14.25 $29,640
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 160 0.14 4.53 $13.91 $28,930



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 50 0.04 1.36 $28.85 $60,000
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 60 0.11 3.54 $28.79 $59,870
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC (8) (8) (8) $24.41 $50,770
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 50 0.63 20.92 $23.50 $48,880
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 240 0.23 7.50 $19.38 $40,320
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL (8) (8) (8) $17.82 $37,060
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 270 0.36 12.00 $17.70 $36,810
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $17.46 $36,320
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 1.06 $17.30 $35,990
Naples-Marco Island, FL 70 0.52 17.37 $16.84 $35,020

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 230 2.41 80.14 $19.11 $39,760
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 17.47 $25.14 $52,300

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 230 2.41 80.14 $19.11 $39,760
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 17.47 $25.14 $52,300

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)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 17.47 $25.14 $52,300
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 230 2.41 80.14 $19.11 $39,760


About May 2014 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:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015