The salary statistics of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$35,640|
|25th Percentile Wage||$49,340|
|50th Percentile Wage||$70,920|
|75th Percentile Wage||$101,510|
|90th Percentile Wage||$138,620|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels is $138,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,640. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 288% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in 15 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $96,240. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $36,770).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $24,190 to $122,390. The highest paying state for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels is Texas with a median annual salary of $122,390. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $24,190. For more salary information of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New York|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |