Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
10,060 5.9 % $35.87 $74,600 3.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.77 $22.83 $32.74 $44.28 $60.60
Annual Wage (2) $36,950 $47,490 $68,100 $92,100 $126,040


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 3,300 8.26 $35.34 $73,500
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,890 1.99 $44.25 $92,050
Inland Water Transportation 1,730 6.41 $32.74 $68,100
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,230 0.06 $31.56 $65,630
State Government (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $35.50 $73,840

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 3,300 8.26 $35.34 $73,500
Inland Water Transportation 1,730 6.41 $32.74 $68,100
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,890 1.99 $44.25 $92,050
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 160 1.13 $27.11 $56,390
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,230 0.06 $31.56 $65,630

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 1,890 1.99 $44.25 $92,050
State Government (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $35.50 $73,840
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 3,300 8.26 $35.34 $73,500
Gambling Industries 60 0.02 $34.59 $71,940
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 60 0.06 $34.50 $71,760


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 1,870 0.98 13.13 $45.42 $94,480
Virginia 1,390 0.38 5.11 $31.67 $65,880
Washington 950 0.33 4.38 $38.11 $79,270
California 830 0.06 0.74 (8) (8)
Florida 760 0.10 1.33 $33.38 $69,430




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 340 1.06 14.26 $30.44 $63,320
Louisiana 1,870 0.98 13.13 $45.42 $94,480
Virginia 1,390 0.38 5.11 $31.67 $65,880
Washington 950 0.33 4.38 $38.11 $79,270
Kentucky 300 0.17 2.23 $28.65 $59,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 90 0.02 0.22 $50.47 $104,970
Louisiana 1,870 0.98 13.13 $45.42 $94,480
New York 640 0.07 0.97 $41.39 $86,100
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $38.81 $80,720
Texas 620 0.06 0.74 $38.12 $79,300





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 1.91 25.61 $31.65 $65,820
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 920 9.30 124.97 $49.32 $102,590
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 880 0.59 7.91 $38.60 $80,280
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 570 1.06 14.24 $47.50 $98,800
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 480 0.17 2.26 $38.77 $80,630
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 320 0.06 0.79 $45.81 $95,280
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 270 0.23 3.05 $29.86 $62,120
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 190 0.15 2.06 $34.19 $71,120
Jacksonville, FL 150 0.24 3.27 $39.88 $82,960
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.20 2.68 $28.21 $58,670




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 920 9.30 124.97 $49.32 $102,590
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,390 1.91 25.61 $31.65 $65,820
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 570 1.06 14.24 $47.50 $98,800
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 880 0.59 7.91 $38.60 $80,280
Jacksonville, FL 150 0.24 3.27 $39.88 $82,960
Anchorage, AK 40 0.24 3.24 $32.32 $67,220
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 270 0.23 3.05 $29.86 $62,120
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.20 2.68 $28.21 $58,670
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 480 0.17 2.26 $38.77 $80,630
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 190 0.15 2.06 $34.19 $71,120




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)
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 920 9.30 124.97 $49.32 $102,590
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 570 1.06 14.24 $47.50 $98,800
Lafayette, LA (8) (8) (8) $46.77 $97,280
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 320 0.06 0.79 $45.81 $95,280
Jacksonville, FL 150 0.24 3.27 $39.88 $82,960
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 480 0.17 2.26 $38.77 $80,630
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 880 0.59 7.91 $38.60 $80,280
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 50 0.15 2.05 $34.90 $72,580
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 190 0.15 2.06 $34.19 $71,120
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 50 0.04 0.48 $34.00 $70,720

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 320 2.36 31.69 (8) (8)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.30 30.94 $28.22 $58,700
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 3.66 49.18 $32.83 $68,280
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 4.45 $26.74 $55,630

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 3.66 49.18 $32.83 $68,280
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 320 2.36 31.69 (8) (8)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.30 30.94 $28.22 $58,700
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 4.45 $26.74 $55,630

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 3.66 49.18 $32.83 $68,280
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.23 $62,870
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.86 $60,040
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.30 30.94 $28.22 $58,700
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 4.45 $26.74 $55,630


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015