Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
36.4k
Average Age
35.6
Estimated Job Growth
0.122%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$52,566
Average Male Salary
$53,750
Average Female Salary
$37,791

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 $52,566 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers by wage are Postal service mail carriers, Biological technicians, and Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants.

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

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 Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers. Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers are paid most in Marysville & Arlington Cities PUMA, WA but are relatively concentrated in Bremerton & Port Orchard Cities PUMA, WA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$52,566
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,933

In 2020, Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers earned an average of $52,566, $3,388 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants make somewhat more than Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers while Postal service mail carriers 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

0.396
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.396, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, by average wage, are Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers, Labor unions, and National security & international affairs.

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Industries by Share

36.4k
2020 Workforce
± 4,681
3.23%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 17.8%

The number of people employed as Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers has been growing at a rate of 3.23%, from 35,225 people in 2019 to 36,363 people in 2020.

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  33.1%, followed by Services incidental to transportation with 18.5% and U. S. Navy with 18.4%.

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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 35.7 and of female Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers is 34.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

33.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,504
2.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,275

92.6% of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

68% of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.9% of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

35.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.82
34.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 6.55

The median age of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers is 35.6, and Male employees are generally 1.34 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

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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 Operation and Control, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Ship Engineers, Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels, Motorboat Operators, and Sailors and Marine Oilers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Ship Engineers, Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels, Motorboat Operators, and Sailors and Marine Oilers are expected to see a growth of 0.122% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Ship Engineers, Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels, Motorboat Operators, and Sailors and Marine Oilers.
0.122%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Ship Engineers, Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels, Motorboat Operators, and Sailors and Marine Oilers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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