Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers

Stand watch to look for obstructions in path of vessel, measure water depth, turn wheel on bridge, or use emergency equipment as directed by captain, mate, or pilot. Break out, rig, overhaul, and store cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Perform a variety of maintenance tasks to preserve the painted surface of the ship and to maintain line and ship equipment. Must hold government-issued certification and tankerman certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels. Includes able seamen and ordinary seamen.


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)
31,280 4.6 % $18.59 $38,670 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.55 $13.48 $17.69 $22.57 $28.01
Annual Wage (2) $21,950 $28,040 $36,800 $46,950 $58,270


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 7,980 21.97 $18.05 $37,550
Inland Water Transportation 7,610 30.87 $18.17 $37,800
Support Activities for Water Transportation 5,930 6.57 $19.73 $41,030
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,060 0.10 $19.63 $40,820
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 1,340 9.99 $14.25 $29,640

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Inland Water Transportation 7,610 30.87 $18.17 $37,800
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 7,980 21.97 $18.05 $37,550
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 1,340 9.99 $14.25 $29,640
Support Activities for Water Transportation 5,930 6.57 $19.73 $41,030
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 1,000 0.87 $17.93 $37,290

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $25.69 $53,430
Freight Transportation Arrangement 180 0.10 $24.67 $51,310
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 70 0.08 $24.65 $51,270
Utility System Construction 40 0.01 $23.52 $48,920
Scientific Research and Development Services 300 0.05 $21.50 $44,720


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)
Louisiana 6,080 3.30 13.55 $18.88 $39,270
Texas 2,990 0.29 1.19 $19.94 $41,470
Florida 2,670 0.37 1.53 $16.91 $35,160
Virginia 2,560 0.72 2.95 $19.77 $41,120
California 1,780 0.13 0.52 $14.89 $30,980




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 6,080 3.30 13.55 $18.88 $39,270
Alaska 750 2.40 9.84 $21.49 $44,700
Kentucky 1,270 0.73 3.01 $14.60 $30,370
Virginia 2,560 0.72 2.95 $19.77 $41,120
Washington 1,690 0.62 2.54 $22.81 $47,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,690 0.62 2.54 $22.81 $47,450
Pennsylvania 440 0.08 0.33 $22.45 $46,700
New York 1,500 0.18 0.73 $22.39 $46,570
Alaska 750 2.40 9.84 $21.49 $44,700
New Jersey 750 0.20 0.82 $20.65 $42,950





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 2,480 3.46 14.20 $19.79 $41,170
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,430 0.95 3.90 $20.84 $43,340
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 2,420 4.75 19.48 $17.82 $37,060
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 2,210 24.44 100.23 $19.95 $41,500
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,860 1.91 7.82 $15.47 $32,180
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,420 1.04 4.26 $23.29 $48,450
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 940 0.19 0.76 $24.38 $50,720
Mobile, AL 610 3.61 14.82 $16.17 $33,640
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 600 0.50 2.04 $19.98 $41,570
Baltimore-Towson, MD 430 0.34 1.40 $19.86 $41,300




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 2,210 24.44 100.23 $19.95 $41,500
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 2,420 4.75 19.48 $17.82 $37,060
Mobile, AL 610 3.61 14.82 $16.17 $33,640
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,480 3.46 14.20 $19.79 $41,170
Lake Charles, LA 200 2.37 9.72 $14.25 $29,640
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 250 2.32 9.53 $14.10 $29,320
Barnstable Town, MA 190 2.04 8.37 $21.83 $45,400
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,860 1.91 7.82 $15.47 $32,180
Lafayette, LA 200 1.39 5.72 $19.58 $40,730
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,420 1.04 4.26 $23.29 $48,450




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)
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.24 0.99 $26.46 $55,030
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $24.42 $50,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 940 0.19 0.76 $24.38 $50,720
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.41 1.67 $24.34 $50,620
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,420 1.04 4.26 $23.29 $48,450
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 420 0.39 1.58 $21.94 $45,640
Barnstable Town, MA 190 2.04 8.37 $21.83 $45,400
Jacksonville, FL 150 0.25 1.04 $21.82 $45,390
St. Louis, MO-IL 300 0.23 0.96 $21.48 $44,690
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,430 0.95 3.90 $20.84 $43,340

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 830 5.66 23.22 $14.86 $30,910
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 690 5.21 21.36 $21.32 $44,340
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 400 11.52 47.26 $22.99 $47,820
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 260 3.69 15.13 $18.35 $38,160
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 170 1.78 7.32 $18.62 $38,720

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 400 11.52 47.26 $22.99 $47,820
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 830 5.66 23.22 $14.86 $30,910
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 690 5.21 21.36 $21.32 $44,340
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 260 3.69 15.13 $18.35 $38,160
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 150 2.15 8.80 $17.38 $36,150

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 400 11.52 47.26 $22.99 $47,820
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 690 5.21 21.36 $21.32 $44,340
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 1.29 5.30 $20.50 $42,630
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 170 1.78 7.32 $18.62 $38,720
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 260 3.69 15.13 $18.35 $38,160


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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