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Estimated employmentN/A
Mean wage$16.44
Entry wage$10.11
10th percentile wage$9.54
50th percentile wage$14.85
90th percentile wage$25.42
 Top Employing Industries
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation30%
Water Transportation
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Water Transportation16.43
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation3010.00
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
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$14.85 $16.00  -$1.15
2015$14.35+3.5%$15.46 +3.5%-$1.11
2014$14.03+2.3%$15.12 +2.3%-$1.08
2013$13.81+1.6%$14.87 +1.6%-$1.06
2012$13.48+2.4%$14.53 +2.4%-$1.04
2011$13.32+1.2%$14.35 +1.2%-$1.03
2010$13.07+1.9%$14.08 +1.9%-$1.01
2009$12.86+1.7%$13.85 +1.7%-$0.99
2008$12.51+2.8%$13.48 +2.8%-$0.96
2007$12.18+2.7%$13.12 +2.7%-$0.94
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$14.85 $21.45  -$6.60
2015$14.35+3.5%$20.85 +2.9%-$6.49
2014$14.03+2.3%$20.40 +2.2%-$6.37
2013$13.81+1.6%$19.99 +2.1%-$6.18
2012$13.48+2.4%$19.65 +1.7%-$6.16
2011$13.32+1.2%$19.34 +1.6%-$6.02
2010$13.07+1.9%$19.02 +1.7%-$5.94
2009$12.86+1.7%$18.76 +1.4%-$5.90
2008$12.51+2.8%$18.28 +2.6%-$5.76
2007$12.18+2.7%$17.69 +3.3%-$5.51
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.
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Best Pay
Connecticut $14.85  
Highest Employment
Connecticut $14.85  

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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