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Sailors and Marine Oilers Salary Information

The salary statistics of sailors and marine oilers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of sailors and marine oilers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The sailors and marine oilers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Sailors and Marine Oilers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,940
25th Percentile Wage
$30,100
50th Percentile Wage
$42,060
75th Percentile Wage
$54,860
90th Percentile Wage
$72,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sailors and marine oilers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) sailors and marine oilers is $72,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,940. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 214% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of sailors and marine oilers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,0601.90%9.20%
201541,2605.24%-
201439,1000.36%-
201338,9601.98%-
201238,190--

Table 2. Sailors and Marine Oilers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of sailors and marine oilers in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for sailors and marine oilers occupations is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector with an annual salary $52,850. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $26,780).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$52,850
Mining
$50,580
Federal, State, and Local Government
$47,110
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$45,990
Manufacturing
$42,490
Wholesale Trade
$40,980
Transportation and Warehousing
$40,500
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$38,190
Construction
$38,160
Educational Services
$35,190
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$26,780

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Sailors and Marine Oilers by States

From the above tables we note that not only sailors and marine oilers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of sailors and marine oilers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $20,210 to $60,310. The highest paying state for sailors and marine oilers is Michigan with a median annual salary of $60,310. The lowest paying state is Arkansas with a median annual salary of $20,210. For more salary information of sailors and marine oilers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Michigan
$60,310
Oregon
$58,350
Washington
$50,320
Alaska
$49,180
New York
$47,250
Maryland
$46,390
Missouri
$44,650
Alabama
$43,870
West Virginia
$43,280
Virginia
$43,070
Minnesota
$42,490
Louisiana
$41,330
Texas
$41,020
New Jersey
$39,880
Delaware
$38,380
Kentucky
$37,740
Mississippi
$36,960
Ohio
$36,670
Massachusetts
$35,960
Illinois
$35,820
Puerto Rico
$35,650
Georgia
$35,490
Maine
$34,760
South Carolina
$33,960
Rhode Island
$33,080
Wisconsin
$32,380
Pennsylvania
$32,070
California
$31,820
Indiana
$31,530
Hawaii
$30,680
Iowa
$30,510
Florida
$30,270
Connecticut
$29,660
Tennessee
$28,490
Arkansas
$20,210


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