There are currently an estimated 33,800 sailors in the United States. The sailor job market is expected to grow by 7.7% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are sailors?
CareerExplorer rates sailors with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 10,500 sailors. That number is based on 2,600 additional sailors, and the retirement of 7,900 existing sailors.
What’s the supply of sailors?
The sailor industry is concentrated in Louisiana, Florida, Texas
Sailor job market by state
|State Name||Employed Sailors|
|Virgin Islands, U.S.||60|
|District of Columbia||30|