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Estimated employmentN/A
Mean wage15.84
Entry wage11.77
10th percentile wage9.54
50th percentile wage14.12
90th percentile wage26.89
 Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment % 
Trade, Transportation & Utilities
 Best Paying Industries
Trade, Transportation & Utilities16.38
Sailors and Marine Oilers (53-5011)
Stand watch to look for obstructions in path of vessel, measure water depth, turn wheel on bridge, or use emergency equipment as directed by captain, mate, or pilot. Break out, rig, overhaul, and store cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Perform a variety of maintenance tasks to preserve the painted surface of the ship and to maintain line and ship equipment. Must hold government-issued certification and tankerman certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels. Include able seamen and ordinary seamen.
Mean Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to
Occupational Group
Current$15.84 $17.87  -$2.03
2014$15.71+.8%$17.72 +.8%-$2.01
2013$15.36+2.3%$17.33 +2.3%-$1.96
2012$15.11+1.6%$17.05 +1.6%-$1.93
2011$14.76+2.4%$16.65 +2.4%-$1.89
2010$14.58+1.2%$16.45 +1.2%-$1.86
2009$14.31+1.9%$16.14 +1.9%-$1.83
2008$14.07+1.7%$15.88 +1.7%-$1.80
2007$13.70+2.8%$15.45 +2.8%-$1.75
2006$13.33+2.7%$15.04 +2.7%-$1.70
YearThis OccupationCompared to
All Occupations
Current$15.84 $30.21  -$14.37
2014$15.71+.8%$29.96 +.8%-$14.25
2013$15.36+2.3%$29.32 +2.2%-$13.96
2012$15.11+1.6%$28.73 +2.1%-$13.61
2011$14.76+2.4%$28.24 +1.7%-$13.47
2010$14.58+1.2%$27.80 +1.6%-$13.21
2009$14.31+1.9%$27.33 +1.7%-$13.02
2008$14.07+1.7%$26.96 +1.4%-$12.88
2007$13.70+2.8%$26.27 +2.6%-$12.57
2006$13.33+2.7%$25.43 +3.3%-$12.09

Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2015

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