Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Salary Information in South Carolina

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,300
25th Percentile Wage
$39,600
50th Percentile Wage
$57,820
75th Percentile Wage
$77,480
90th Percentile Wage
$100,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,300.

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
$57,820
1.82% 10.57%
2016
$56,770
0.33% -
2015
$56,580
-9.19% -
2014
$61,780
21.12% -
2013
$48,730
-6.12% -
2012
$51,710
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in state of South Carolina ranges from $47,120 to $76,390. The highest paying area for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in South Carolina is Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $76,390. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Columbia (mean annual salary $65,050). The lowest paying area is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway with a median annual salary of $47,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$76,390
Columbia
$65,050
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$51,660
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$47,120




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