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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of sailors and marine oilers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
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|
|New York|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|District of Columbia|| |