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

The average annual and hourly salaries for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels among Pennsylvania metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,920
25th Percentile Wage
$43,440
50th Percentile Wage
$74,060
75th Percentile Wage
$100,540
90th Percentile Wage
$120,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $120,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,920.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.27
25th Percentile Wage
$20.88
50th Percentile Wage
$35.61
75th Percentile Wage
$48.34
90th Percentile Wage
$57.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.97. The median hourly salary is $35.61. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.27.

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
201674,0601.67%37.65%
201572,8209.54%-
201465,870-0.87%-
201366,44030.49%-
201246,180--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $42,480 to $83,070. The highest paying area for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in Pennsylvania is Pittsburgh with a median annual salary of $83,070. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $69,500). The lowest paying area is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $42,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pittsburgh
$83,070
Newark-Union
$69,500
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$50,610
Philadelphia
$42,480


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