Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics

Repair and adjust electrical and mechanical equipment of gasoline or diesel powered inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines. Exclude "Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
17,680 3.7 % $15.16 $31,530 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.21 $11.46 $14.74 $18.11 $21.90
Annual Wage (2) $19,160 $23,840 $30,660 $37,670 $45,550

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other motor vehicle dealers 8,710 $14.64 $30,460
Other amusement and recreation industries 3,100 $16.81 $34,950
Household goods repair and maintenance 2,790 $14.48 $30,110
Ship and boat building 1,030 $14.44 $30,030
Support activities for water transportation 180 $17.12 $35,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Commercial machinery repair and maintenance 170 $18.73 $38,960
Inland water transportation 180 $18.36 $38,200
Machinery and supply merchant wholesalers 160 $17.95 $37,340
Sea, coastal, and Great Lakes transportation 40 $17.56 $36,530
Support activities for water transportation 180 $17.12 $35,600

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Maine 310 $16.99 $35,330 0.052%
Alaska 140 $19.19 $39,920 0.048%
Washington 830 $16.67 $34,670 0.032%
South Carolina 470 $13.59 $28,270 0.027%
Alabama 500 $14.53 $30,220 0.027%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Connecticut 240 $19.34 $40,230 0.015%
Alaska 140 $19.19 $39,920 0.048%
Idaho 70 $17.94 $37,320 0.012%
New Jersey 440 $17.56 $36,530 0.011%
Massachusetts 530 $17.48 $36,360 0.017%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Flagstaff, AZ-UT MSA 110 $12.68 $26,380 0.193%
Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA MSA 110 $16.05 $33,380 0.164%
Mobile, AL MSA 320 $15.43 $32,090 0.148%
New Bedford, MA PMSA 70 $19.20 $39,940 0.108%
Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL MSA 200 $16.10 $33,500 0.104%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 50 $22.51 $46,820 0.025%
Oakland, CA PMSA 70 $20.41 $42,440 0.007%
Galveston-Texas City, TX PMSA 50 $20.18 $41,970 0.056%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 310 $19.72 $41,010 0.026%
Ann Arbor, MI PMSA 30 $19.37 $40,290 0.011%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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.

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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