Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
3,400 9.6 % $17.25 $35,880 3.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.93 $10.78 $15.17 $23.71 $28.97
Annual Wage (2) $18,580 $22,430 $31,550 $49,320 $60,250


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 1,230 8.80 $15.73 $32,720
Support Activities for Water Transportation 440 0.48 $15.79 $32,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 250 0.01 $26.91 $55,960
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 0.00 $19.66 $40,890
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 80 0.21 $21.00 $43,670

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 1,230 8.80 $15.73 $32,720
Support Activities for Water Transportation 440 0.48 $15.79 $32,850
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 80 0.21 $21.00 $43,670
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 250 0.01 $26.91 $55,960
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 0.00 $19.66 $40,890

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) 250 0.01 $26.91 $55,960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $24.20 $50,330
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 80 0.21 $21.00 $43,670
Inland Water Transportation (8) (8) $19.90 $41,390
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 (7) $19.66 $40,890


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 1,590 0.21 8.30 $15.66 $32,560
Massachusetts 230 0.07 2.81 $15.48 $32,200
Georgia 140 0.04 1.43 $10.65 $22,150
Texas 100 0.01 0.36 $14.44 $30,040
California 90 0.01 0.23 $23.28 $48,420




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)
Florida 1,590 0.21 8.30 $15.66 $32,560
Massachusetts 230 0.07 2.81 $15.48 $32,200
Oregon 60 0.04 1.37 $24.50 $50,960
Georgia 140 0.04 1.43 $10.65 $22,150
Michigan 60 0.02 0.60 $17.23 $35,840




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 40 0.01 0.58 $30.35 $63,130
Louisiana (8) (8) (8) $26.88 $55,910
Oregon 60 0.04 1.37 $24.50 $50,960
California 90 0.01 0.23 $23.28 $48,420
Virginia 40 0.01 0.43 $20.95 $43,580





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)
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 280 0.39 15.16 $16.05 $33,390
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 220 0.19 7.51 $12.81 $26,650
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 190 0.19 7.38 $19.41 $40,380
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 100 1.30 50.85 $18.90 $39,300
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.17 6.81 $13.89 $28,900
Naples-Marco Island, FL 70 0.58 22.69 $14.08 $29,290
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 60 0.40 15.52 $11.32 $23,540
Jacksonville, FL 60 0.10 3.81 $14.82 $30,820
Savannah, GA 50 0.32 12.64 $14.43 $30,010
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 50 0.20 7.68 $11.28 $23,470




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 100 1.30 50.85 $18.90 $39,300
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 50 0.66 25.81 $16.31 $33,920
Naples-Marco Island, FL 70 0.58 22.69 $14.08 $29,290
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 50 0.47 18.41 $13.98 $29,080
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 60 0.40 15.52 $11.32 $23,540
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 280 0.39 15.16 $16.05 $33,390
Savannah, GA 50 0.32 12.64 $14.43 $30,010
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 50 0.23 8.97 $13.00 $27,030
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 50 0.20 7.68 $11.28 $23,470
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 220 0.19 7.51 $12.81 $26,650




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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.34 $42,320
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 190 0.19 7.38 $19.41 $40,380
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 100 1.30 50.85 $18.90 $39,300
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 50 0.66 25.81 $16.31 $33,920
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 280 0.39 15.16 $16.05 $33,390
Jacksonville, FL 60 0.10 3.81 $14.82 $30,820
Savannah, GA 50 0.32 12.64 $14.43 $30,010
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $14.36 $29,870
Naples-Marco Island, FL 70 0.58 22.69 $14.08 $29,290
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 50 0.47 18.41 $13.98 $29,080

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 230 2.37 92.50 $19.12 $39,770

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 230 2.37 92.50 $19.12 $39,770

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 230 2.37 92.50 $19.12 $39,770


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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