Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
3,650 15.0 % $19.88 $41,350 4.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.32 $11.67 $17.69 $28.24 $33.95
Annual Wage (2) $19,390 $24,280 $36,800 $58,730 $70,620


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)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,000 1.03 $23.59 $49,060
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 960 6.56 $17.29 $35,970
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 620 0.05 $14.17 $29,480
Inland Water Transportation 230 0.81 $21.44 $44,590
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 230 0.01 $27.77 $57,770

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 960 6.56 $17.29 $35,970
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,000 1.03 $23.59 $49,060
Inland Water Transportation 230 0.81 $21.44 $44,590
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 170 0.43 $19.18 $39,880
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 620 0.05 $14.17 $29,480

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) 230 0.01 $27.77 $57,770
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,000 1.03 $23.59 $49,060
Inland Water Transportation 230 0.81 $21.44 $44,590
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 30 0.02 $21.02 $43,720
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 170 0.43 $19.18 $39,880


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 1,290 0.16 6.13 $16.71 $34,760
Oregon 140 0.08 2.98 $22.32 $46,410
California 130 0.01 0.31 $21.32 $44,340
New Jersey 120 0.03 1.16 $14.52 $30,210
Massachusetts 120 0.03 1.32 $22.17 $46,110




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)
Hawaii 110 0.17 6.52 $18.20 $37,860
Alaska 50 0.17 6.30 $32.24 $67,050
Florida 1,290 0.16 6.13 $16.71 $34,760
Oregon 140 0.08 2.98 $22.32 $46,410
New Jersey 120 0.03 1.16 $14.52 $30,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 50 0.17 6.30 $32.24 $67,050
Washington 40 0.01 0.57 $30.66 $63,760
Maryland 40 0.02 0.58 $29.96 $62,320
Louisiana (8) (8) (8) $24.80 $51,580
South Carolina (8) (8) (8) $24.69 $51,350





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 170 0.22 8.15 $21.84 $45,430
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 4.63 $17.95 $37,340
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 130 0.10 3.90 $14.62 $30,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 3.44 $21.07 $43,830
Jacksonville, FL 90 0.15 5.51 $15.22 $31,670
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.10 3.76 $15.74 $32,740
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 50 0.28 10.47 $14.59 $30,340
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 40 0.03 1.08 $29.88 $62,160
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 2.16 $16.22 $33,730




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)
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 50 0.28 10.47 $14.59 $30,340
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 170 0.22 8.15 $21.84 $45,430
Jacksonville, FL 90 0.15 5.51 $15.22 $31,670
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 4.63 $17.95 $37,340
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.10 3.76 $15.74 $32,740
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 130 0.10 3.90 $14.62 $30,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 3.44 $21.07 $43,830
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 2.16 $16.22 $33,730
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 40 0.03 1.08 $29.88 $62,160




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)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 40 0.03 1.08 $29.88 $62,160
Charleston-North Charleston, SC (8) (8) (8) $24.81 $51,610
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 170 0.22 8.15 $21.84 $45,430
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 3.44 $21.07 $43,830
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 4.63 $17.95 $37,340
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL (8) (8) (8) $16.94 $35,230
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 2.16 $16.22 $33,730
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.10 3.76 $15.74 $32,740
Jacksonville, FL 90 0.15 5.51 $15.22 $31,670
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 130 0.10 3.90 $14.62 $30,400

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 3.06 115.62 $17.98 $37,400
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 100 1.07 40.36 $18.57 $38,620
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.42 15.81 $32.45 $67,490

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 3.06 115.62 $17.98 $37,400
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 100 1.07 40.36 $18.57 $38,620
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.42 15.81 $32.45 $67,490

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.42 15.81 $32.45 $67,490
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 100 1.07 40.36 $18.57 $38,620
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 230 3.06 115.62 $17.98 $37,400


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016