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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,040
25th Percentile Wage
$50,320
50th Percentile Wage
$58,830
75th Percentile Wage
$65,860
90th Percentile Wage
$86,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $86,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,040.

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
$58,830
-0.20% 18.09%
2016
$58,950
6.90% -
2015
$54,880
8.05% -
2014
$50,460
12.11% -
2013
$44,350
-8.66% -
2012
$48,190
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in some Maine cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in state of Maine ranges from $53,380 to $61,800. The highest paying area for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in Maine is Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $61,800. The second highest paying city/area in Maine State is Portland-South Portland-Biddeford (mean annual salary $58,660). The lowest paying area is Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area
$61,800
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford
$58,660
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area
$53,380




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