The average pay for a Ship Mate is $84,292 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$34,459 - $165,703
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$34K
$84K
$170K
MEDIAN: $84,292
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$15,000  
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$34,825 - $174,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Job Description for Ship Mate

A ship mate works aboard large boats or ships. Most ship mates work on deep-water, ocean-going vessels as part of larger crews, but they can also be part of smaller, freshwater ships as well. Ship mates are assigned various levels of report duties. A first mate is usually second to the captain, and so on. These workers help to maintain and safely and efficiently operate the ship at all points of its journey.

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Experience Affects Ship Mate Salaries

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

National Average
$87,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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