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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,850
25th Percentile Wage
$29,600
50th Percentile Wage
$40,730
75th Percentile Wage
$56,110
90th Percentile Wage
$73,870

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 $73,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,850. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 209% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of sailors and marine oilers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$40,730
-3.27% 6.24%
2016
$42,060
1.90% -
2015
$41,260
5.24% -
2014
$39,100
0.36% -
2013
$38,960
1.98% -
2012
$38,190
- -

Table 2. Sailors and Marine Oilers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of sailors and marine oilers in 12 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 $48,550. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $26,350).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$48,550
Mining
$46,820
Federal, State, and Local Government
$46,200
Wholesale Trade
$41,060
Construction
$40,120
Manufacturing
$39,900
Transportation and Warehousing
$39,860
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$39,760
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,590
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$36,460
Educational Services
$35,440
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$26,350

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 $23,640 to $69,250. The highest paying state for sailors and marine oilers is Indiana with a median annual salary of $69,250. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $23,640. 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
Indiana
$69,250
Oregon
$56,050
Michigan
$56,000
Washington
$53,810
Maryland
$49,810
Minnesota
$46,720
Missouri
$46,250
New York
$45,320
Alabama
$44,980
Illinois
$44,850
Virginia
$44,210
Alaska
$43,440
West Virginia
$43,280
Kentucky
$41,980
New Jersey
$41,760
Louisiana
$41,510
Delaware
$40,040
Massachusetts
$37,890
Hawaii
$37,880
Mississippi
$37,860
Texas
$37,410
Georgia
$37,250
Ohio
$35,900
Florida
$35,560
Wisconsin
$35,250
Iowa
$34,270
Maine
$34,210
South Carolina
$34,080
Pennsylvania
$33,540
California
$32,850
Connecticut
$32,080
Arkansas
$30,520
Puerto Rico
$30,450
North Carolina
$29,310
Virgin Islands
$29,000
Tennessee
$26,960
Rhode Island
$26,850
District of Columbia
$25,220
Guam
$23,640



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