Boat And Barge Operator Salary

The average pay for a Boat And Barge Operator is $19.00 per hour.

$31,556 - $94,687
MEDIAN: $49,500

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$31,556 - $94,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Boat And Barge Operator

Boat and barge operators are typically persons involved in the freight transportation industries. Most typically, they operate barges, freight vessels, and ferries on inland or coastal waterways like rivers and canals or along coastal shipping routes. They typically help facilitate the transportation of freight along these natural arteries from hub harbors or ports of call along the way. As operators, they normally manage the safe navigation of their craft and oversee the loading and unloading of freight in a timely and efficient manner. Like aircraft pilots, boat and barge operators typically file travel paths at each port and work with port authorities and state and federal officials to help maintain safe operation of their respective ships.


Boat And Barge Operator Tasks

  • Oversee loading and unloading and monitor barge connections.
  • Maintain engine room and equipment.
  • Navigate, monitor, and oversee vessel activity and course.
  • Keep accurate vessel logs.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 25%