Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels among Florida 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 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,620
25th Percentile Wage
$38,960
50th Percentile Wage
$58,800
75th Percentile Wage
$79,500
90th Percentile Wage
$127,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,620.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,800
-6.31% 14.00%
2016
$62,510
3.97% -
2015
$60,030
-2.28% -
2014
$61,400
-6.17% -
2013
$65,190
22.43% -
2012
$50,570
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in state of Florida ranges from $27,570 to $87,550. The highest paying area for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in Florida is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $87,550. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville (mean annual salary $62,210). The lowest paying area is North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota with a median annual salary of $27,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jacksonville
$87,550
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$62,210
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$60,620
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$59,600
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$59,140
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$58,240
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$56,330
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$53,990
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$49,510
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$40,120
Naples-Marco Island
$39,800
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$38,400
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$27,570




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