Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2008

53-5022 Motorboat Operators

Operate small motor-driven boats to carry passengers and freight between ships, or ship to shore. May patrol harbors and beach areas. May assist in navigational activities.

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)
3,380 12.7 % $17.54 $36,480 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.82 $12.79 $15.34 $23.22 $28.42
Annual Wage (2) $20,420 $26,600 $31,910 $48,310 $59,120


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 620 $15.44 $32,110
Support Activities for Water Transportation 490 $19.02 $39,560
Federal Executive Branch (OES designation) 270 $24.60 $51,160
State Government (OES designation) 210 (8) (8)
Inland Water Transportation 140 $18.67 $38,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES designation) 270 $24.60 $51,160
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 110 $22.06 $45,890
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 130 $20.20 $42,020
Support Activities for Water Transportation 490 $19.02 $39,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (8) $18.91 $39,330


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
South Carolina 340 $19.85 $41,280 0.018%
Louisiana 270 $20.92 $43,510 0.014%
Florida 610 $14.42 $30,000 0.008%
Oregon 80 $20.87 $43,410 0.005%
Maine 30 $18.61 $38,710 0.005%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Georgia (8) $28.22 $58,700 (8)
California 320 $22.56 $46,920 0.002%
Louisiana 270 $20.92 $43,510 0.014%
Oregon 80 $20.87 $43,410 0.005%
South Carolina 340 $19.85 $41,280 0.018%


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 320 (8) (8) 0.109%
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 40 $14.78 $30,730 0.039%
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 90 $23.65 $49,180 0.017%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 120 $14.43 $30,010 0.010%
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 60 $20.56 $42,770 0.006%

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 90 $23.65 $49,180 0.017%
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 60 $20.56 $42,770 0.006%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 100 $20.29 $42,200 0.002%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) $20.27 $42,170 (8)
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) $19.16 $39,860 (8)


About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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