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

The average annual and hourly salaries for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels among Louisiana 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,150
25th Percentile Wage
$62,530
50th Percentile Wage
$85,440
75th Percentile Wage
$110,500
90th Percentile Wage
$144,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $144,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,150.

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
$85,440
1.08% 15.38%
2016
$84,520
-8.25% -
2015
$91,490
9.48% -
2014
$82,820
5.96% -
2013
$77,880
7.16% -
2012
$72,300
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in state of Louisiana ranges from $70,920 to $91,220. The highest paying area for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in Louisiana is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux with a median annual salary of $91,220. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Baton Rouge (mean annual salary $87,800). The lowest paying area is New Iberia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$91,220
Baton Rouge
$87,800
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$86,800
Alexandria
$81,940
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$79,090
Lake Charles
$74,730
Lafayette
$71,530
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$70,920




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