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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$62,810
75th Percentile Wage
$50,610
50th Percentile Wage
$39,100
25th Percentile Wage
$28,670
10th Percentile Wage
$21,480

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 $62,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,480. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 192% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $39,100 0.36%
2013 $38,960 2.02%
2012 $38,190 3.78%
2011 $36,800 1.49%
2010 $36,260 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for sailors and marine oilers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 7.83%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.02%. We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 3.78% in 2012 and a moderate growth of 1.49% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Sailors and Marine Oilers vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Sailors and Marine Oilers
$39,100
Ship and Boat Captains and Operators
$68,080
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$72,340
Motorboat Operators
$37,120
Ship Engineers
$68,100

Table 4. 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 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for sailors and marine oilers occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $46,350. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $25,060).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$46,350
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,760
Construction
$39,180
Manufacturing
$39,140
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$38,540
Transportation and Warehousing
$38,030
Wholesale Trade
$36,750
Educational Services
$35,420
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$31,580
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$29,360
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,060

Table 5. 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 $18,870 to $53,410. The highest paying state for sailors and marine oilers is Oregon with a median annual salary of $53,410. The lowest paying state is Virgin Islands with a median annual salary of $18,870. 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
Oregon
$53,410
Washington
$49,780
Alaska
$48,010
Illinois
$47,910
Maryland
$47,220
New York
$45,360
Michigan
$43,470
Missouri
$41,670
Louisiana
$40,430
Tennessee
$40,140
Virginia
$39,120
Texas
$37,800
Mississippi
$36,100
Alabama
$35,520
Delaware
$35,440
California
$34,560
Wisconsin
$34,320
Florida
$33,210
Rhode Island
$33,070
New Jersey
$33,050
Ohio
$31,800
Indiana
$31,530
Pennsylvania
$31,190
Kentucky
$29,920
Connecticut
$28,350
South Carolina
$28,300
North Carolina
$27,720
Maine
$27,230
Guam
$27,230
Puerto Rico
$27,090
Iowa
$26,540
Georgia
$24,300
Massachusetts
$22,660
Virgin Islands
$18,870