Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
9,930 5.2 % $36.37 $75,650 2.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.20 $23.70 $33.49 $44.66 $58.00
Annual Wage (2) $39,940 $49,300 $69,660 $92,900 $120,650


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 3,480 8.79 $39.88 $82,940
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,850 2.00 $41.09 $85,460
Inland Water Transportation 1,670 6.26 $32.97 $68,570
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,240 0.06 $31.04 $64,560
State Government (OES Designation) 420 0.02 $32.27 $67,130

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 3,480 8.79 $39.88 $82,940
Inland Water Transportation 1,670 6.26 $32.97 $68,570
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,850 2.00 $41.09 $85,460
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 160 1.14 $27.54 $57,280
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 380 0.28 $29.69 $61,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,850 2.00 $41.09 $85,460
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 30 0.09 $40.15 $83,510
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 3,480 8.79 $39.88 $82,940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $34.80 $72,380
Gambling Industries 70 0.05 $33.24 $69,140


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 1,700 0.90 12.06 $40.64 $84,530
Virginia 1,440 0.40 5.31 $32.52 $67,640
Florida 920 0.12 1.64 $37.06 $77,090
California 870 0.06 0.79 $39.12 $81,380
New York 760 0.09 1.17 $42.07 $87,510




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 1,700 0.90 12.06 $40.64 $84,530
Alaska 290 0.90 12.00 $31.36 $65,240
Virginia 1,440 0.40 5.31 $32.52 $67,640
Washington 750 0.27 3.55 $37.84 $78,710
Kentucky 350 0.20 2.64 $28.68 $59,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 160 0.06 0.82 $48.01 $99,850
Pennsylvania 50 0.01 0.12 $44.44 $92,430
New York 760 0.09 1.17 $42.07 $87,510
Louisiana 1,700 0.90 12.06 $40.64 $84,530
California 870 0.06 0.79 $39.12 $81,380





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 1,450 2.00 26.65 $32.50 $67,600
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 820 8.49 113.28 $45.12 $93,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 690 0.47 6.31 $38.49 $80,060
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 480 0.91 12.16 $42.51 $88,420
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 380 0.07 0.98 $44.31 $92,170
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 380 0.37 4.96 $40.86 $84,980
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 240 0.09 1.14 (8) (8)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 220 0.18 2.40 $39.63 $82,420
Mobile, AL 210 1.27 16.93 $33.32 $69,300
Jacksonville, FL 200 0.34 4.60 $42.03 $87,420




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 820 8.49 113.28 $45.12 $93,840
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,450 2.00 26.65 $32.50 $67,600
Mobile, AL 210 1.27 16.93 $33.32 $69,300
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 480 0.91 12.16 $42.51 $88,420
Barnstable Town, MA 70 0.75 10.04 $39.71 $82,600
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 690 0.47 6.31 $38.49 $80,060
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 380 0.37 4.96 $40.86 $84,980
Jacksonville, FL 200 0.34 4.60 $42.03 $87,420
Lafayette, LA 50 0.32 4.25 $38.37 $79,810
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 60 0.19 2.50 $32.39 $67,370




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 160 0.12 1.63 $48.01 $99,850
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.32 $47.49 $98,780
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 820 8.49 113.28 $45.12 $93,840
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 380 0.07 0.98 $44.31 $92,170
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 480 0.91 12.16 $42.51 $88,420
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $42.43 $88,260
Jacksonville, FL 200 0.34 4.60 $42.03 $87,420
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 380 0.37 4.96 $40.86 $84,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $40.56 $84,360
Barnstable Town, MA 70 0.75 10.04 $39.71 $82,600

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 290 2.15 28.66 $27.85 $57,940
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 270 1.86 24.76 $28.78 $59,870
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 3.79 50.56 $32.19 $66,950
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.80 24.05 $29.61 $61,580
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 4.52 $33.19 $69,030

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 130 3.79 50.56 $32.19 $66,950
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 290 2.15 28.66 $27.85 $57,940
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 270 1.86 24.76 $28.78 $59,870
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.80 24.05 $29.61 $61,580
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 4.52 $33.19 $69,030

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)
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 4.52 $33.19 $69,030
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 3.79 50.56 $32.19 $66,950
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.80 24.05 $29.61 $61,580
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 270 1.86 24.76 $28.78 $59,870
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 290 2.15 28.66 $27.85 $57,940


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014