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 2014 and published in May 2015 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $128,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,370. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 252% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
|Year||Average Annual Salary||Growth (%)|
Table 2 shows the salary trend for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 12.71%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 5.70%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 3.49% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -0.41%.
The average salaries of captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels in 14 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. 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 management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $92,780. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $46,990).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
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 $34,070 to $93,610. The highest paying state for captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $93,610. The lowest paying state is Virgin Islands with a median annual salary of $34,070. 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|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |