Ship & boat captains & operators

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Total Workforce

41.3k

Average Age

42.8

Estimated Job Growth

8.73%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$73,941

Average Male Salary

$75,001

Average Female Salary

$62,728

About

Ship & boat captains & operators are most often employed by the Water transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Ship & boat captains & operators was $73,941 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Ship & boat captains & operators by wage are Education administrators, Insurance sales agents, and Advertising sales agents.

Ship & boat captains & operators 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 Ship & boat captains & operators are Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA, Sussex County PUMA, DE, and Walton, Washington, Holmes & Bay Counties PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Ship & boat captains & operators are Sussex County PUMA, DE, James City, York Counties, Williamsburg & Poquoson Cities PUMA, VA, and Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Ship & boat captains & operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Water transportation is the industry that employs the most Ship & boat captains & operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Ship & boat captains & operators, by average wage, is Water transportation. Ship & boat captains & operators are paid most in Skagit, Island & San Juan Counties PUMA, WA but are relatively concentrated in Sussex County PUMA, DE.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$73,941

AVERAGE SALARY

± $8,149

In 2017, Ship & boat captains & operators earned an average of $73,941, $21,876 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Insurance sales agents make somewhat more than Ship & boat captains & operators while Education administrators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Ship & boat captains & operators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.422

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Ship & boat captains & operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.422, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Ship & boat captains & operators (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Ship & boat captains & operators.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Ship & boat captains & operators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Ship & boat captains & operators, 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 Ship & boat captains & operators, by average wage, are Water transportation, Support activities for mining, and National security & international affairs.

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Industries by Share

41.3k

2017 Workforce

± 4,990

15.3%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 15.4%

The number of people employed as Ship & boat captains & operators has been growing at a rate of 15.3%, from 35,825 people in 2016 to 41,319 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Ship & boat captains & operators employed by various industries. Water transportation employs the largest share of Ship & boat captains & operators at  25.5%, followed by Services incidental to transportation with 24.8% and U. S. Navy with 11.9%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Ship & boat captains & operators in the US. The average age of male Ship & boat captains & operators in the workforce is 43.5 and of female Ship & boat captains & operators is 35.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Ship & boat captains & operators is White.

Gender Composition

37.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,769

3.57k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,467

91.4% of Ship & boat captains & operators are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Ship & boat captains & operators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Ship & boat captains & operators

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Two or More Races

86.7% of Ship & boat captains & operators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.71% of Ship & boat captains & operators, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Ship & boat captains & operators.

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Age by Gender

43.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.74

35.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.68

The median age of Ship & boat captains & operators is 42.8, and Male employees are generally 8.3 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Ship & boat captains & operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Ship & boat captains & operators is Transportation but a relatively high number of Ship & boat captains & operators hold a major in Transportation.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Ship & boat captains & operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ship & boat captains & operators need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Ship & boat captains & operators need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Ship & boat captains & operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Ship & boat captains & operators are expected to see a growth of 8.73% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

8.73%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Ship & boat captains & operators. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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