Captains, Mates and Pilots of Water Vessels

At a Glance

Median Annual Salary
$50,138
Local Jobs
166
Regional Salary
$72,737
Captains Mates and Pilots of Water Vessels

Occupation Profile

Steer and operate vessels, using radios, depth finders, radars, lights, buoys, or lighthouses. Dock or undock vessels, sometimes maneuvering through narrow spaces, such as locks. Adjust navigation according to weather conditions. Inspect vessels to ensure efficient and safe operation of vessels and equipment and conformance to regulations. Conduct safety drills with crew.

By the numbers:

Median Annual Earnings

$50,138

Median Annual Earnings are the midpoint earned by 50 percent of workers who are the lowest paid and 50 percent of workers who are the highest paid in a particular occupation

Local Jobs

166

Jobs are any position in which a worker provides labor in exchange for monetary compensation (note: one individual may hold multiple jobs)

Regional Salary

$72,737

Average Annual Earnings are determined by dividing the total earnings for the occupation by the number of jobs in the occupation.

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