Sailors and Marine Oilers

Tie barges together into tow units for tugboats to handle, inspecting barges periodically during voyages and disconnecting them when destinations are reached. Attach hoses and operate pumps to transfer substances to and from liquid cargo tanks. Handle lines to moor vessels to wharfs, to tie up vessels to other vessels, or to rig towing lines.

The Facts

Median ANNUAL EARNINGS

$33,555

Median Annual Earnings
are the midpoint earned
by 50 percent of workers
who are the lowest paid
and 50 percent of workers
who are the highest paid
in a particular occupation.

Jobs

223

Jobs are any position in
which a worker provides
labor in exchange for
monetary compensation
(note: one individual may
hold multiple jobs).

Average Annual Earnings

$37,261

Average Annual Earnings
are determined by
dividing the total earnings
for the occupation by the
number of jobs in the
occupation.

*Earnings include base rate plus commission and tips in some occupations.
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