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 amongst South Carolina 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 South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,020
25th Percentile Wage
$37,770
50th Percentile Wage
$56,770
75th Percentile Wage
$74,180
90th Percentile Wage
$91,760

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 $91,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,020.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.99
25th Percentile Wage
$18.16
50th Percentile Wage
$27.29
75th Percentile Wage
$35.67
90th Percentile Wage
$44.12

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $44.12. The median hourly salary is $27.29. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.99.

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
201656,7700.33%8.91%
201556,580-9.19%-
201461,78021.12%-
201348,730-6.12%-
201251,710--

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 $42,150 to $51,370. The highest paying area for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in South Carolina is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville with a median annual salary of $51,370. The lowest paying area is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway with a median annual salary of $42,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$51,370
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$42,150


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