The average annual and hourly salaries for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in the state of Alaska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels among Alaska metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$38,930|
|25th Percentile Wage||$49,960|
|50th Percentile Wage||$61,900|
|75th Percentile Wage||$87,540|
|90th Percentile Wage||$104,450|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $104,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,930.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in some Alaska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in state of Alaska ranges from $58,010 to $83,070. The highest paying area for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in Alaska is Anchorage with a median annual salary of $83,070. The second highest paying city/area in Alaska State is Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $72,940). The lowest paying area is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,010.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area|| |