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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,180
25th Percentile Wage
$72,980
50th Percentile Wage
$122,390
75th Percentile Wage
$150,060
90th Percentile Wage
$164,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $164,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $122,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,180.

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
$122,390
3.85% 36.62%
2016
$117,680
11.52% -
2015
$104,120
10.41% -
2014
$93,280
8.61% -
2013
$85,250
9.01% -
2012
$77,570
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in state of Texas ranges from $18,980 to $132,460. The highest paying area for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in Texas is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $132,460. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Beaumont-Port Arthur (mean annual salary $88,400). The lowest paying area is San Antonio-New Braunfels with a median annual salary of $18,980.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$132,460
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$88,400
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$72,090
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$61,370
Corpus Christi
$60,110
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$18,980




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