Overview of Average Compensation

Articles on Employment Outlook

“Maritime industry needs to get new workers on board”, as featured by King 5 News – Read the article here


View a report of wages of National Water Transportation Industry- Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics here

View a report of wages of Sailors and Marine Oilers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics here

View Water Transportation Occupations Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics here

Wage estimation tables for marine industry jobs can also be found in, “The Impacts of the Maritime Industry in Washington State” by the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County – view the full report here


Some of the positions included in the wages estimates from the BLS  listed in the report include:

Ship Engineers

Crane and Tower Operators

Captains, Mates, and Pilots



Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Industrial Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Mechanics


Marine Dispatchers

Cargo and Freight Agents

Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks

Sales Representatives

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists


Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers