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Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels Salary

The average salary for a Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels is $79,822 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$36,718 - $143,429
(Median)
$37K
$80K
$140K
MEDIAN: $79,821
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90%

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$11.33 - $40.55
(Median)
$11
$23
$41
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,718 - $143,429  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,906  
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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$34,517 - $134,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $40.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $7.45  
Overtime
$20.67 - $61.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,906  
   
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).
)
$34,517 - $134,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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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.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 24%
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