Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
3,070 16.4 % $18.46 $38,390 3.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.95 $12.93 $15.97 $24.97 $28.81
Annual Wage (2) $20,700 $26,900 $33,210 $51,940 $59,920


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
Support Activities for Water Transportation 570 $19.81 $41,210
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 320 $15.58 $32,410
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 280 $25.47 $52,980
State Government (OES Designation) 210 $24.66 $51,290
Inland Water Transportation 150 $23.69 $49,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 280 $25.47 $52,980
State Government (OES Designation) 210 $24.66 $51,290
Inland Water Transportation 150 $23.69 $49,270
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing (8) $22.11 $46,000
Support Activities for Water Transportation 570 $19.81 $41,210


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 Employment per thousand workers
South Carolina 470 $20.35 $42,330 0.261
Alaska 30 $23.01 $47,870 0.100
Louisiana 180 $20.52 $42,690 0.094
Florida 280 $15.73 $32,730 0.038
Oregon 60 $21.71 $45,160 0.036

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Georgia (8) $28.49 $59,260 (8)
Alaska 30 $23.01 $47,870 0.100
California 330 $22.90 $47,630 0.023
Maryland 50 $22.38 $46,550 0.019
Oregon 60 $21.71 $45,160 0.036


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 Employment per thousand workers
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 440 $20.84 $43,350 1.569
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 30 $16.26 $33,830 0.330
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 60 $20.84 $43,350 0.061
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 $20.44 $42,510 0.052
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 50 $21.69 $45,120 0.051

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (8) $25.92 $53,920 (8)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 $24.06 $50,050 0.047
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 50 $21.69 $45,120 0.051
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 100 $20.97 $43,620 0.024
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 60 $20.84 $43,350 0.061


About May 2009 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 XLS files.

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 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 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 14, 2010

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