Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Salary (United States)

A Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels earns an average salary of $78,089 per year.
Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Total Pay (?
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$41,890 - $143,024
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $78,089
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Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Total Pay (?
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$14.19 - $41.06
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,890 - $143,024  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,075  
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $6,710  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,746 - $134,925  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $41.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.48 - $5.00  
Overtime
$15.78 - $54.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,075  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $6,710  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,746 - $134,925  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 271
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Job Description for Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels

A substantial amount of cargo is transported by cargo ships and barges, and the harbors and ports that service these craft typically need support vehicles (such as tugboats) as well. Additionally, many places use ferries and passenger ships. The persons who command these watercraft work as a captain, mate, or pilot of water vessels.
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Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Tasks
  • Supervise or participate in company procedural programs such as Safety, Near Miss Reporting and Job Safety Analysis.
  • Coordinate the operation of the vessel through the Port Captain, Port Engineer, and the Home Office while on duty
  • Adhere to safety guidelines for proper handling of vessels and manage and ensure proper inventory of safety gear
  • Oversee the loading and unloading of vessels.
  • Complete drills and training of crew including Man Overboard (MOB), Fire, and Abandon ship.
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Pay by Experience Level for Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
up arrow 46%
Seattle
up arrow 33%
New Orleans
up arrow 28%
National Average
$72,000
Fort Lauderdale
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Experience Affects Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$72,000
Experienced
up arrow 3%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 23%
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