Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

53-5022 Motorboat Operators

Operate small motor-driven boats. May assist in navigational activities.


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)
2,550 8.8 % $18.81 $39,130 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.13 $11.96 $17.60 $25.04 $29.56
Annual Wage (2) $19,000 $24,880 $36,620 $52,080 $61,490


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)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 770 5.72 $15.74 $32,730
Support Activities for Water Transportation 450 0.50 $19.88 $41,360
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 340 0.03 $14.40 $29,960
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $26.07 $54,220
State Government (OES Designation) 210 0.01 $25.82 $53,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 770 5.72 $15.74 $32,730
Support Activities for Water Transportation 450 0.50 $19.88 $41,360
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 340 0.03 $14.40 $29,960
Amusement Parks and Arcades 40 0.02 $10.91 $22,690
State Government (OES Designation) 210 0.01 $25.82 $53,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $26.07 $54,220
State Government (OES Designation) 210 0.01 $25.82 $53,700
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) $20.70 $43,050
Support Activities for Water Transportation 450 0.50 $19.88 $41,360
Inland Water Transportation (8) (8) $16.52 $34,370


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)
Florida 720 0.10 5.07 $15.74 $32,740
California 350 0.02 1.24 $22.90 $47,630
South Carolina 200 0.11 5.61 $23.69 $49,280
Texas 140 0.01 0.68 $18.02 $37,470
New York 110 0.01 0.65 $17.43 $36,250




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)
South Carolina 200 0.11 5.61 $23.69 $49,280
Florida 720 0.10 5.07 $15.74 $32,740
Oregon 50 0.03 1.44 $22.84 $47,510
Massachusetts 80 0.03 1.33 $23.25 $48,370
Washington 60 0.02 1.03 $28.71 $59,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 60 0.02 1.03 $28.71 $59,710
Louisiana 50 0.02 1.24 $24.31 $50,560
South Carolina 200 0.11 5.61 $23.69 $49,280
Massachusetts 80 0.03 1.33 $23.25 $48,370
California 350 0.02 1.24 $22.90 $47,630





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)
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 190 0.65 32.67 $24.40 $50,750
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 80 0.07 3.56 $13.51 $28,110
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 70 0.92 46.01 $14.07 $29,270
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 60 0.06 3.23 $9.57 $19,910
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 3.03 $21.84 $45,420
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 50 0.06 2.92 $25.45 $52,940
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.45 $22.84 $47,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 1.22 $21.82 $45,390
Baltimore-Towson, MD 40 0.03 1.62 (8) (8)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 40 0.20 9.88 $12.46 $25,910




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)
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 70 0.92 46.01 $14.07 $29,270
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 190 0.65 32.67 $24.40 $50,750
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 40 0.20 9.88 $12.46 $25,910
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 80 0.07 3.56 $13.51 $28,110
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 50 0.06 2.92 $25.45 $52,940
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 60 0.06 3.23 $9.57 $19,910
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 3.03 $21.84 $45,420
Jacksonville, FL 30 0.06 2.99 $15.85 $32,960
Baltimore-Towson, MD 40 0.03 1.62 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 1.22 $21.82 $45,390




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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 50 0.06 2.92 $25.45 $52,940
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 190 0.65 32.67 $24.40 $50,750
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.45 $22.84 $47,510
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 3.03 $21.84 $45,420
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 1.22 $21.82 $45,390
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.34 $42,300
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $19.66 $40,890
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.20 $35,780
Jacksonville, FL 30 0.06 2.99 $15.85 $32,960
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.65 $30,480

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.81 40.73 $18.22 $37,900
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 22.47 $21.77 $45,280

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.81 40.73 $18.22 $37,900
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 22.47 $21.77 $45,280

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)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 22.47 $21.77 $45,280
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.81 40.73 $18.22 $37,900


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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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