Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers

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Total Workforce

32k

Average Age

33.6

Average Salary

$50,738

Average Male Salary

$52,754

Average Female Salary

$33,381

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 $50,738 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers by wage are Correctional officers and jailers, Biological technicians, and Postal service mail carriers.

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

Wages

Yearly Wage

$50,738

AVERAGE SALARY

± $7,001

In 2018, Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers earned an average of $50,738, $3,150 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Correctional officers and jailers 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

0.388

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.388, 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, U. S. Navy, and Services incidental to transportation.

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Highest Paying

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

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Industries by Share

32k

2018 Workforce

± 4,391

-1.7%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 19.7%

The number of people employed as Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers has been declining at a rate of -1.7%, from 32,541 people in 2017 to 31,988 people in 2018.

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  31.1%, followed by U. S. Navy with 23.1% and Services incidental to transportation with 13.6%.

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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 33.5 and of female Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers is 34, and the most common race/ethnicity for Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

28.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,156

3.33k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,417

89.6% 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 (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

72.9% of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.68% 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 Gender

33.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.97

34

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.67

The median age of Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers is 33.6, and Male employees are generally 0.468 years younger 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 Business 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 Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Installation.

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