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.

$42,108 - $160,974
$42K
$83K
$160K
MEDIAN: $83,402
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50%
90%

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$13.16 - $37.61
$13
$22
$38
MEDIAN: $22.03
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$0$160K
Salary $42,108 - $160,974
Bonus $990 - $14,617
Profit Sharing $2,500
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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$35,809 - $142,784
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 223
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $13.16 - $37.61
Hourly Tips $5.63
Overtime $14.44 - $58.04
Annual Data $0$142K
Bonus $990 - $14,617
Profit Sharing $2,500
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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$35,809 - $142,784
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104

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

Common Career Paths for Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels


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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: $70,418

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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 San Clemente:
"Keep Your Chin Down."
Keep your chin down and keep on pushing.

Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels in Long Beach:
Have fun with the position, be accurate in the narration. After safety, the most important thing is to treat each passenger's experience as if it's their first. Do your best at keeping it from becoming routine. Routine spells boredom, risk and dis-interested passengers and crew... A dangerous and short-lived career would be on the horizon.

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.

Captain, Mate, or Pilot of Water Vessels in Mobile:
"44 % of the Captains will retire in 15years."
Pay attention to the old school Captains ask questions and do not pretend that you know it all. This will make you the hazard on the waters. This can be the most stress free job you will ever have if you take the time to refine your skills. Turn off that computer and learn the route.

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
32%

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

▲33%

▲10%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
▼25%

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

navigation
▲35%

National Average
$70,000

Operations Management
▼25%

Equipment Maintenance
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 39%