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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 $79,594 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
$42,438 - $143,636
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MEDIAN: $79,593
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$12.60 - $39.36
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$42,438 - $143,636  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
Total Pay (?
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$36,175 - $135,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $39.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.48 - $5.00  
Overtime
$19.39 - $61.74  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
   
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).
)
$36,175 - $135,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$73,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 23%