Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Salary

A Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels earns an average salary of $86,350 per year.

$40,242 - $154,400
(Median)
$40K
$86K
$150K
MEDIAN: $86,349
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$12.36 - $40.77
(Median)
$12
$23
$41
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$40,242 - $154,400  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,081  
Profit Sharing
$7,250  
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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$35,652 - $148,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 316
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $40.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $9.86  
Overtime
$16.85 - $62.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,081  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,250  
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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$35,652 - $148,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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

National Average: $78,254

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Experience Affects Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Salaries


National Average
$78,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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