Ship & boat captains & operators

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Total Workforce
45.2k
Average Age
40.5
Average Salary
$74,659
Average Male Salary
$78,267
Average Female Salary
$44,322

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 Construction. Ship & boat captains & operators are paid most in Skagit, Island & San Juan Counties PUMA, WA but are relatively concentrated in Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$74,659
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,396

In 2018, Ship & boat captains & operators earned an average of $74,659, $20,771 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Computer occupations, all other make somewhat more than Ship & boat captains & operators while Fundraisers 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

0.403
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Ship & boat captains & operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.403, 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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Industries by Share

45.2k
2018 Workforce
± 5,219
9.41%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 15.3%

The number of people employed as Ship & boat captains & operators has been growing at a rate of 9.41%, from 41,319 people in 2017 to 45,208 people in 2018.

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  23.4%, followed by Services incidental to transportation with 21.8% and U. S. Navy with 11.5%.

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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 41.5 and of female Ship & boat captains & operators is 32.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Ship & boat captains & operators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

40.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,934
4.81k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,702

89.4% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

86.6% of Ship & boat captains & operators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.59% of Ship & boat captains & operators, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

41.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.74
32.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.27

The median age of Ship & boat captains & operators is 40.5, and Male employees are generally 9.14 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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