Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels

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October 30, 2016

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Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Job Description

Pilots, Ship Command ships to steer them into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits, and sounds, and on rivers, lakes, and bays. Must be licensed by U.S. Coast Guard with limitations indicating class and tonnage of vessels for which license is valid and route and waters that may be piloted.

Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels is $70832 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $123208. The lowest salary reported was $32075. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels is $35.22 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $61.27. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $15.95. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $3500 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $45,000 – $77,500
Florida – $49,132 – $120,000
Illinois – n/a
Indiana – n/a
Louisiana – $58,723 – $151,728
Texas – $75,600 – $108,000
Virginia – n/a

These are the highest paying cities for a Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
New Orleans, Louisiana –
Fort Lauderdale, Florida –
West Palm Beach, Florida –
Anchorage, Alaska –
Houston, Texas –
New York, New York –
Norfolk, Virginia –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $70832 while in 2007 it was just $65688.35

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 98% of Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vesselss were males while 2% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

Deckhand
$20,166 – $54,827
Ship Captain
$39,755 – $162,548
Ship Mate
$24,663 – $122,730

Future Jobs

Ship Captain
$39,755 – $162,548
Operations Manager
$34,428 – $98,204
Boat And Barge Operator
$25,970 – $101,491


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