Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
9,940 6.0 % $37.97 $78,970 4.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.54 $24.19 $35.03 $47.17 $63.94
Annual Wage (2) $38,570 $50,310 $72,870 $98,120 $132,990


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 3,100 7.87 $36.66 $76,240
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,970 2.03 $48.51 $100,890
Inland Water Transportation 1,820 6.44 $34.74 $72,250
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,260 0.06 $33.32 $69,310
State Government (OES Designation) 670 0.03 $36.40 $75,710

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 3,100 7.87 $36.66 $76,240
Inland Water Transportation 1,820 6.44 $34.74 $72,250
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,970 2.03 $48.51 $100,890
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 190 1.29 $25.47 $52,970
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 100 0.09 $37.75 $78,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,970 2.03 $48.51 $100,890
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 100 0.09 $37.75 $78,520
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 3,100 7.87 $36.66 $76,240
State Government (OES Designation) 670 0.03 $36.40 $75,710
Inland Water Transportation 1,820 6.44 $34.74 $72,250


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 1,840 0.95 13.17 $49.96 $103,910
Virginia 1,460 0.40 5.51 $32.52 $67,630
Florida 800 0.10 1.40 $38.67 $80,420
Washington 780 0.26 3.61 $39.04 $81,200
California 760 0.05 0.68 $31.55 $65,620




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 330 1.02 14.14 $30.43 $63,290
Louisiana 1,840 0.95 13.17 $49.96 $103,910
Virginia 1,460 0.40 5.51 $32.52 $67,630
Washington 780 0.26 3.61 $39.04 $81,200
Kentucky 320 0.17 2.43 $31.48 $65,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 1,840 0.95 13.17 $49.96 $103,910
Ohio (8) (8) (8) $47.05 $97,860
Massachusetts 170 0.05 0.70 $46.95 $97,650
New York 700 0.08 1.09 $40.56 $84,360
Washington 780 0.26 3.61 $39.04 $81,200





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 1,450 1.99 27.65 $32.49 $67,570
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 900 9.33 129.52 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 700 0.46 6.32 $39.75 $82,670
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 620 1.11 15.40 $40.18 $83,580
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 510 0.17 2.40 $39.09 $81,310
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 410 0.06 0.89 $41.64 $86,600
Jacksonville, FL 200 0.33 4.55 $42.16 $87,680
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 190 0.15 2.06 $35.58 $74,000
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 150 0.13 1.77 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 130 0.07 1.03 (8) (8)




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-Thibodaux, LA 900 9.33 129.52 (8) (8)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,450 1.99 27.65 $32.49 $67,570
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 620 1.11 15.40 $40.18 $83,580
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 700 0.46 6.32 $39.75 $82,670
Jacksonville, FL 200 0.33 4.55 $42.16 $87,680
Anchorage, AK 40 0.25 3.46 $34.81 $72,410
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 60 0.20 2.81 $33.91 $70,530
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 510 0.17 2.40 $39.09 $81,310
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 190 0.15 2.06 $35.58 $74,000
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 150 0.13 1.77 (8) (8)




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)
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $45.72 $95,110
Jacksonville, FL 200 0.33 4.55 $42.16 $87,680
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 410 0.06 0.89 $41.64 $86,600
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 620 1.11 15.40 $40.18 $83,580
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 700 0.46 6.32 $39.75 $82,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 510 0.17 2.40 $39.09 $81,310
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.96 $78,960
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.55 $36.48 $75,880
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 190 0.15 2.06 $35.58 $74,000
Anchorage, AK 40 0.25 3.46 $34.81 $72,410

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.18 30.25 $27.81 $57,850
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 3.42 47.48 $32.37 $67,320
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.44 6.14 $33.85 $70,410

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 120 3.42 47.48 $32.37 $67,320
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.18 30.25 $27.81 $57,850
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.44 6.14 $33.85 $70,410

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)
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.44 6.14 $33.85 $70,410
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.51 $67,610
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 3.42 47.48 $32.37 $67,320
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.18 30.25 $27.81 $57,850


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