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 cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,090
25th Percentile Wage
$37,340
50th Percentile Wage
$62,510
75th Percentile Wage
$107,380
90th Percentile Wage
$131,260

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 $131,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,090.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.58
25th Percentile Wage
$17.95
50th Percentile Wage
$30.05
75th Percentile Wage
$51.63
90th Percentile Wage
$63.11

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $63.11. The median hourly salary is $30.05. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.58.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,5103.97%19.10%
201560,030-2.28%-
201461,400-6.17%-
201365,19022.43%-
201250,570--

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 $36,820 to $93,060. The highest paying area for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in Florida is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $93,060. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville (mean annual salary $76,970). The lowest paying area is Naples-Marco Island with a median annual salary of $36,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jacksonville
$93,060
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$76,970
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$73,120
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$61,190
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$59,030
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$57,250
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$54,170
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$46,830
Naples-Marco Island
$36,820


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