Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers

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Total Workforce

32.5k

Average Age

35.7

Estimated Job Growth

8%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$48,749

Average Male Salary

$49,791

Average Female Salary

$33,782

About

Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers are most often employed by the Water transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers was $48,749 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers by wage are Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Flight attendants, and Elementary & middle school teachers.

Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers are part of the Transportation Occupations, along with Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists, Flight attendants, Ambulance drivers & attendants, except emergency medical technicians, Bus drivers, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Taxi drivers & chauffeurs, Motor vehicle operators, all other, Locomotive engineers & operators, Railroad conductors & yardmasters, Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers, Ship & boat captains & operators, Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, Parking lot attendants, Automotive & watercraft service attendants-, Transportation inspectors, Transportation attendants, except flight attendants, Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, Crane & tower operators, and Dredge, excavating, & loading machine operators

The top 3 locations that employ the most Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers are Bremerton & Port Orchard Cities PUMA, WA, Bainbridge Island City & Silverdale PUMA, WA, and Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers are Bremerton & Port Orchard Cities PUMA, WA, Bainbridge Island City & Silverdale PUMA, WA, and Carteret, Beaufort & Pamlico Counties PUMA, NC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Water transportation is the industry that employs the most Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers are paid most in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK but are relatively concentrated in Bremerton & Port Orchard Cities PUMA, WA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$48,749

AVERAGE SALARY

± $6,470

In 2017, Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers earned an average of $48,749, $3,316 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers make somewhat more than Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers while Elementary & middle school teachers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.366

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.366, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, by number of employees, are Water transportation, Services incidental to transportation, and U. S. Navy.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, by average wage, are National security & international affairs, Construction, and Water transportation.

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Industries by Share

32.5k

2017 Workforce

± 4,428

15.8%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 17.3%

The number of people employed as Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers has been growing at a rate of 15.8%, from 28,102 people in 2016 to 32,541 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers employed by various industries. Water transportation employs the largest share of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers at  36%, followed by Services incidental to transportation with 19.6% and U. S. Navy with 17.6%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers in the US. The average age of male Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers in the workforce is 36.1 and of female Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers is 30, and the most common race/ethnicity for Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers is White.

Gender Composition

30.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,282

2.12k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,130

93.5% of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

78.2% of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16% of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers.

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Age by Gender

36.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.94

30

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.21

The median age of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers is 35.7, and Male employees are generally 6.13 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers is Engineering but a relatively high number of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers hold a major in Transportation.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Installation.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers are expected to see a growth of 8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

8%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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