The average salary for a Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels is $76,728 per year.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Total Pay (?
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$39,004 - $142,185
(Median)
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100K
140K
MEDIAN: $76,727
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Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Total Pay (?
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$14.35 - $39.45
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,004 - $142,185  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,020  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $14,899  
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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$36,509 - $129,679  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.35 - $39.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $7.45  
Overtime
$16.49 - $52.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $14,899  
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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$36,509 - $129,679  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New Orleans
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Seattle
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National Average
$71,000
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Experience Affects Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$71,000
Experienced
up arrow 2%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
Entry-Level
up arrow 24%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 53 votes.
Gender
Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
31%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 24%
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