Vol. 8 No. 2 | Charter Boat for Hire
Employment, Incomes, and Characteristics of Workers and Owners of Charter Boat for-Hire in the Gulf of Mexico and United States.
Vol. 8, No. 2, Jan. 31, 2018.
Definition of Charter Boat for-Hire
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water (NAICS 487210) code includes charter boat for-hire (https://www.naics.com/). The “Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water” industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing scenic and sightseeing transportation on water. The services provided are usually local and involve same-day return to the place of origin. Some illustrative examples include airboat (i.e., swamp buggy) operation, excursion boat operation, charter fishing boat services, harbor sightseeing tours, dinner cruises.”
Employment and Wages, Salaries, and Earnings
The industry directly created, on average, 21,868 jobs per year in the United States since 2001 (Figure 1). All the Gulf of Mexico States (AL, FL, LA, MS, and TX) contributed about 23 percent of all the jobs during the period. The activities in Mississippi and Alabama during the same period added 0.5 and 0.7 percent of the total number of jobs, respectively.
The combined wages, salaries, and proprietor earnings (at constant 2017 prices) of all the QCEW employees, non-QCEW employees, self-employed, and extended proprietors averaged $35,937 per person during the entire period under consideration (Figure 1). The annual earnings of workers and owners in the Gulf of Mexico States during the period averaged $35,927 per person or 99.9 percent of the national average. During the same period, Mississippi and Alabama workers and owners received average annual pay amounting to 78.3 and 77 percent of the national average, respectively.
Distribution of Workers and Owners by Gender
The most recent industrial overview released by EMSI (Jan. 2018) showed that among workers and owners, 65.6 percent were males (Figure 2). About 34.4 percent of the workers and owners were females. In the Gulf States, relatively more men owned and worked at these businesses.
Distribution of Workers and Owners by Race or Ethnicity
The latest industrial overview posted by EMSI (Jan. 2018) also grouped workers and owners by race or ethnicity (Figure 3). Majority of the workers and owners are White (74%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (10.7%), and African American (7.6%). In the Gulf States, relatively more White, Hispanic and African American, and fewer Asian are engaged in these businesses.
Distribution of Workers and Owners by Age
The technical overview published by EMSI (Jan. 2018) also classified workers and owners by age (Figure 4). More than three out of 10 of the workers and owners are 55 years old and above. The 45-55 years old workers and owners consisted of 15.9 percent of the total. The 35-44 years old group added 18.4 percent of the total. The younger workers and owners comprise 35.1 percent of the rest. The workers and owners in the Gulf States are relatively older than the national average.
Businesses Registered in MarketMaker
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More than 1,000 local charter boats for-hire registered their business profiles in MarketMaker. Click this LINK to view the search results online. You can sort the results alphabetically, by relevance, or by the distance to your current location.
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