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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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 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|
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville|| |
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin|| |
|Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall|| |
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach|| |
|Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach|| |
|Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach|| |
|Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater|| |
|West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach|| |
|South Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Naples-Marco Island|| |
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers|| |
|North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota|| |