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1092. Employment on U.S. Flag Merchant Vessels, and Basic Monthly Wage Scale for Able-Bodied Seamen

[Employment in thousands (20.5 represents 20,500)]

 
Em- Em-
Year ploy- Year ploy- Year East coast West coast Year East coast West coast
ment 1 ment 1 wage rate 2 wage rate 2 wage rate 2 wage rate 2
 
1975 20.5 1994 9.1 1975 612 900 1994 1,790 2,536
1980 19.6 1995 7.9 1980 967 1,414 1995 1,918 2,637
1985 13.1 1996 7.5 1985 1,419 2,029 1996 2,014 2,769
1990 11.1 1997 8.6 1990 1,505 2,218 1997 2,094 2,879
1992 9.2 1998 7.9 1992 1,655 2,438 1998 2,178 2,994
1993 9.3 1999 7.3 1993 1,721 2,438 1999 2,265 3,114



1 As of June 30, except beginning 1980, as of Sept. 30. Estimates of personnel employed on merchant ships, 1,000 gross tons and over. Excludes vessels on inland waterways, Great Lakes, and those owned by, or operated for, U.S. Army and Navy, and special types such as cable ships, tugs, etc.
2 As of January. Basic monthly wage, over and above subsistence (board and room); excludes overtime and fringe pay benefits. West coast incorporates extra pay for Saturdays and Sundays at sea into base wages but east coast does not.

Source: U.S. Maritime Administration, U.S. Merchant Marine Data Sheet, monthly; and unpublished data.

http://www.marad.dot.gov/



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/1092_employment_on_u_s_flag_merchant.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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