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2021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Salary Guide

Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard.

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Salary 2021

Salary

$77.1K

Growth

-0%

Bright Outlook

Below Average

Green

No

How Much Do Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $36,810 $51,770 $77,130 $108,310 $153,070
Hourly Wage $17.70 $24.89 $37.08 $52.07 $73.59

How Much Do Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$36,810
$51,770
$77,130
$108,310
$153,070
Hourly Wage
$17.70
$24.89
$37.08
$52.07
$73.59

What Do Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Do?

Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard.

Also known as:

Boat Captain, Boat Operator, Captain, Ferry Boat Captain, First Mate, Ship Captain, Ship Pilot, Tugboat Captain, Tugboat Mate, Vessel Master

  • Choose optimal transportation routes or speeds.
  • Direct passenger or freight transport activities.
  • Direct passenger or freight transport activities.
  • Read maps to determine routes.
  • Operate ships or other watercraft.
  • Operate communications equipment or systems.
  • Operate ships or other watercraft.
  • Monitor surroundings to detect potential hazards.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Monitor equipment gauges or displays to ensure proper operation.
  • Operate ships or other watercraft.
  • Signal others to coordinate vehicle movement.
  • Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
  • Assist others during emergencies.
  • Signal others to coordinate vehicle movement.
  • Measure the level or depth of water or other liquids.
  • Maintain watercraft engines or machinery.
  • Communicate with others to coordinate material handling or movement.
  • Monitor surroundings to detect potential hazards.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Record operational details of travel.
  • Monitor work environment to ensure safety or adherence to specifications.
  • Determine geographic coordinates.
  • Maintain professional knowledge or certifications.
  • Direct maintenance or repair activities.
  • Direct material handling or moving activities.
  • Direct passenger or freight transport activities.
  • Arrange maintenance activities.
  • Direct passenger or freight transport activities.
  • Direct maintenance or repair activities.
  • Acquire supplies or equipment.
  • Recommend personnel decisions or human resources activities.

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 38,900 38,700 -0% 3,300

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
38,900
38,700
-0%
3,300

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Schooling & Experience

  • Postsecondary certificate
  • Less than 5 years work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Alpena Community College Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer Alpena, MI 2 years: 1
California State University Maritime Academy Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer Vallejo, CA 4 years: 1
4 years: 80
Clatsop Community College Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer Astoria, OR At least one but less than two years: 0
Less than one year: 4
Maine Maritime Academy Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer Castine, ME 2 years: 4
4 years: 47
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer Buzzards Bay, MA 4 years: 59
Northwestern Michigan College Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer Traverse City, MI 4 years: 58
San Jacinto Community College Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer Pasadena, TX 2 years: 23
Seattle Central College Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer Seattle, WA At least one but less than two years: 5
SUNY Maritime College Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer Throggs Neck, NY 4 years: 160
Texas A & M University-College Station Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer College Station, TX 4 years: 76

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
Alpena, MI
2 years: 1
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
Vallejo, CA
4 years: 1
4 years: 80
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
Astoria, OR
At least one but less than two years: 0
Less than one year: 4
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
Castine, ME
2 years: 4
4 years: 47
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
Buzzards Bay, MA
4 years: 59
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
Traverse City, MI
4 years: 58
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
Pasadena, TX
2 years: 23
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
Seattle, WA
At least one but less than two years: 5
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
Throggs Neck, NY
4 years: 160
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
College Station, TX
4 years: 76

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
AB Deckhand, Offshore Harley Marine Services Bayonne, New Jersey 09/19/2021 No
Chief Mate, ATB Harley Marine Services Bayonne, New Jersey 09/19/2021 No
Mate Harley Marine Services Bayonne, New Jersey 09/19/2021 No
Second Mate/Tankerman - ATB Harley Marine Services Bayonne, New Jersey 09/19/2021 No

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Jobs .

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Harley Marine Services
Bayonne, New Jersey
09/19/2021
No
Harley Marine Services
Bayonne, New Jersey
09/19/2021
No
Harley Marine Services
Bayonne, New Jersey
09/19/2021
No
Harley Marine Services
Bayonne, New Jersey
09/19/2021
No

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Salary Guide 2021

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