Ship & boat building

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Workforce
139k
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43.2
Estimated Job Growth
-0.6%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$59,131
Average Male Salary
$60,458
Average Female Salary
$52,564

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The top three occupations in the Ship & boat building Industry Group are Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Other assemblers and fabricators, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Marine engineers & naval architects, and Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters. On average, full-time employees in the Ship & boat building Industry Group work 43.3 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $60,275. Part-time employees in the same industry work 24.3 hours and earn an average annual salary of $23,673.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Ship & boat building Industry Group are Jackson County PUMA, MS, New London County (South) PUMA, CT, and Portsmouth & Norfolk (Southwest) Cities 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 Computer & information systems managers.

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Occupations by Share

139k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 186k
1.6%
1 Year Growth
± 7.95%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 139k people employed in the Ship & boat building Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Ship & boat building Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 1.6%, , from 183k people in 2017 to 186k people in 2018.

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 7.15%, followed by Other assemblers and fabricators with 6.93% and Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers with 6.08%.

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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 Painting workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Ship & boat building, by average wage, are Computer & information systems managers, General & operations managers, and Sales managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$59,131
AVERAGE WAGE
± $2,522

On average, employees in the Ship & boat building Industry Group make $59,131 per year. This number makes Ship & boat building the 93 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 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

0.32
WAGE GINI

Ship & boat building has a wage GINI of 0.32, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more 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 $60,458 and $52,564. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

31.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±4.34k
155k
MALE WORKFORCE
±9.65k

83.2% 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

$60,458
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$2,683
$52,564
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$6,918

On average, Male workers in the Ship & boat building Industry Group make 1.15 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. White
  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Ship & boat building Industry Group earn 1.07 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 closest comparable data for Ship & boat building is from Manufacturing.

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

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 and boat building industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The ship and boat building industry has a lower projected workforce growth at -0.6%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.4%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is ship and boat building.
-0.6%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is ship and boat building.
2.4%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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