Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Salary

The average salary for a Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels is $87,975 per year. A skill in navigation is associated with high pay for this job.

$40,042 - $178,268
$40K
$88K
$180K
MEDIAN: $87,975
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$13.48 - $36.62
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$22
$37
MEDIAN: $22.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$40,042 - $178,268  
   
Bonus
$979 - $15,033  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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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$35,156 - $153,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$13.48 - $36.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.23  
Overtime
$14.60 - $60.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$979 - $15,033  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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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$35,156 - $153,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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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

  • Oversee the loading and unloading of vessels.
  • Complete drills and training of crew including Man Overboard (MOB), Fire, and Abandon ship.
  • Manage all aspects of vessel operations including transportation, cleanliness and appearance of vessel. Drive vessel when required.
  • 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

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Pay by Experience Level for Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels

Pay by Experience for a Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels has a positive trend. An entry-level Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 96 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 128 salaries. A Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 106 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,437

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Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels?

Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels in Greenville:
Learn your vessel as quickly as possible. You cannot rely solely on your underlings to get the information to you.

Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels in Long Beach:
Make it fun, make your narration as accurate as possible and, after safety, remember the key responsibility you have is to provide the best experience for the passenger as if it's their first time.

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Key Stats for Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
31%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Salaries

▲24%

▲2%

National Average
$75,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼30%

Skills That Affect Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Salaries

navigation
▲26%

National Average
$75,000

Operations Management
▼30%

Equipment Maintenance
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 34%
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