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Sailors and Marine Oilers

Perform a variety of tasks on ships.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$28.91 / hour    Read more about wages


National Data
Growth rate:  10.4%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Inspect material-moving equipment to detect problems.
  • Monitor equipment gauges or displays to ensure proper operation.
  • Monitor surroundings to detect potential hazards.
  • Control pumps or pumping equipment.
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Job Title Examples:

Able Bodied Watchman (AB Watchman)
Able Seaman
Merchant Marine

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