Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

53-5031 Ship Engineers

Supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ship.


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)
10,010 5.7 % $35.84 $74,540 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.40 $24.73 $34.06 $44.06 $55.20
Annual Wage (2) $40,360 $51,440 $70,840 $91,650 $114,810


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 3,920 10.79 $39.72 $82,630
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,890 2.09 $36.76 $76,460
Inland Water Transportation 1,540 6.23 $30.65 $63,760
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,120 0.05 $31.26 $65,020
State Government (OES Designation) 420 0.02 $33.06 $68,770

Industries with the highest concentration 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 3,920 10.79 $39.72 $82,630
Inland Water Transportation 1,540 6.23 $30.65 $63,760
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,890 2.09 $36.76 $76,460
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 180 1.35 $30.24 $62,890
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 90 0.27 $42.40 $88,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 90 0.27 $42.40 $88,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $41.36 $86,020
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 3,920 10.79 $39.72 $82,630
Gambling Industries 60 0.04 $37.79 $78,610
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,890 2.09 $36.76 $76,460


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 1,500 0.21 2.69 $39.83 $82,840
Virginia 1,400 0.39 5.05 $33.03 $68,700
Louisiana 1,360 0.74 9.47 $34.47 $71,690
California 820 0.06 0.75 $39.81 $82,800
New York 740 0.09 1.12 $37.70 $78,420




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)
Alaska 270 0.86 11.01 $33.25 $69,160
Louisiana 1,360 0.74 9.47 $34.47 $71,690
Virginia 1,400 0.39 5.05 $33.03 $68,700
Washington 620 0.23 2.91 $38.18 $79,420
Florida 1,500 0.21 2.69 $39.83 $82,840




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 200 0.08 1.04 $50.51 $105,050
Florida 1,500 0.21 2.69 $39.83 $82,840
California 820 0.06 0.75 $39.81 $82,800
Washington 620 0.23 2.91 $38.18 $79,420
New York 740 0.09 1.12 $37.70 $78,420





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 1,390 1.93 24.79 $33.09 $68,830
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,040 1.06 13.61 $41.43 $86,170
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 690 7.59 97.22 $36.83 $76,600
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 540 0.39 5.04 $38.86 $80,830
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 430 0.09 1.10 $39.62 $82,420
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 410 0.81 10.33 $35.02 $72,850
Mobile, AL 290 1.74 22.25 $30.22 $62,850
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 280 0.25 3.24 $35.66 $74,160
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 240 0.07 0.87 $35.19 $73,200
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 220 0.18 2.33 $34.62 $72,000




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 690 7.59 97.22 $36.83 $76,600
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,390 1.93 24.79 $33.09 $68,830
Mobile, AL 290 1.74 22.25 $30.22 $62,850
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,040 1.06 13.61 $41.43 $86,170
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 410 0.81 10.33 $35.02 $72,850
Barnstable Town, MA 50 0.56 7.19 $32.94 $68,520
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 540 0.39 5.04 $38.86 $80,830
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 280 0.25 3.24 $35.66 $74,160
Jacksonville, FL 120 0.20 2.62 $39.91 $83,010
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 220 0.18 2.33 $34.62 $72,000




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 70 0.14 1.75 $57.69 $119,990
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,040 1.06 13.61 $41.43 $86,170
Jacksonville, FL 120 0.20 2.62 $39.91 $83,010
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 430 0.09 1.10 $39.62 $82,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $39.17 $81,480
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 540 0.39 5.04 $38.86 $80,830
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.55 $38.08 $79,210
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 690 7.59 97.22 $36.83 $76,600
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.51 $36.28 $75,460
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 280 0.25 3.24 $35.66 $74,160

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 210 1.45 18.58 $37.56 $78,120
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.49 19.13 $26.83 $55,810
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 3.60 46.11 $32.64 $67,890
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.54 19.79 $31.30 $65,100

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 130 3.60 46.11 $32.64 $67,890
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.54 19.79 $31.30 $65,100
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.49 19.13 $26.83 $55,810
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 210 1.45 18.58 $37.56 $78,120

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 210 1.45 18.58 $37.56 $78,120
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 3.60 46.11 $32.64 $67,890
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.54 19.79 $31.30 $65,100
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.49 19.13 $26.83 $55,810


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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