Information About Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels

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Training

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels need work experience in a related occupation.

Degrees for Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels
Training for Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels
Percent
Less than High School 12.0
High School 41.0
Some College 19.5
Associates Degree 4.9
Bachelors Degree 19.2
Masters Degree 2.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.8

Employment

Represents about 33,000 people in the United States- 7.2% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 5,000 more captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 19,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels make $34.50 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels $14.80 $20.70 $30.70 $44.50 $57.30
Transportation and material moving occupations $8.52 $10.00 $13.80 $19.20 $26.30
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels make $71,760 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels $30,820 $43,210 $63,920 $92,710 $119,280
Transportation and material moving occupations $17,730 $20,860 $28,760 $39,990 $54,860
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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