Ship & boat building

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Workforce

135k

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

43.4

Estimated Job Growth

-0.8%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$58,139

Average Male Salary

$59,221

Average Female Salary

$52,342

About

The top three occupations in the Ship & boat building Industry Group are Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Electricians, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, and Marine engineers & naval architects. On average, full-time employees in the Ship & boat building Industry Group work 43.8 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $59,557. Part-time employees in the same industry work 18 hours and earn an average annual salary of $14,645.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Ship & boat building Industry Group are Jackson County PUMA, MS, Newport News City PUMA, VA, and Hampton City PUMA, VA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Ship & boat building.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Ship & boat building Industry Group. Welding, soldering, & brazing workers are the most common position, but the Ship & boat building Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Marine engineers & naval architects, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Ship & boat building goes to Architectural & engineering managers.

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Occupations by Share

135k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 183k

4.27%

1 Year Growth

± 7.86%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 135k people employed in the Ship & boat building Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Ship & boat building Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 4.27%, , from 176k people in 2016 to 183k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Ship & boat building by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Welding, soldering, & brazing workers represent the largest share of positions held in Ship & boat building at 9.34%, followed by Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators with 7.02% and Electricians with 5.87%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Ship & boat building employs an unusually high number of Marine engineers & naval architects, Riggers, and Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Ship & boat building, by average wage, are Architectural & engineering managers, General & operations managers, and Financial managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$58,139

AVERAGE WAGE

± $2,288

On average, employees in the Ship & boat building Industry Group make $58,139 per year. This number makes Ship & boat building the 91 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Ship & boat building Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.31

WAGE GINI

Ship & boat building has a wage GINI of 0.31, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Ship & boat building (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Ship & boat building Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Ship & boat building Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Ship & boat building Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Ship & boat building Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $59,221 and $52,342. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

28.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±4.17k

154k

MALE WORKFORCE

±9.64k

84.3% of workers in the Ship & boat building Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Ship & boat building Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$59,221

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$2,473

$52,342

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$5,934

On average, Male workers in the Ship & boat building Industry Group make 1.13 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Ship & boat building Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

  3. White

On average, Asian employees in the Ship & boat building Industry Group earn 1.15 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Ship & boat building Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Ship & boat building Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Manufacturing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Ship & boat building Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Ship & boat building Industry Group is Manufacturing.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Ship & boat building is from Manufacturing.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Ship & boat building Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Manufacturing Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Ship & boat building Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Ship & boat building Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Ship & boat building Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Ship & boat building Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at -0.8%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.5%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

-0.8%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Ship & boat building Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

1.5%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Ship & boat building Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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