The salary statistics of ship and boat captains and operators are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of ship and boat captains and operators in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of ship and boat captains and operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The ship and boat captains and operators 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 ship and boat captains and operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) ship and boat captains and operators is $124,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,320. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 296% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The average salaries of ship and boat captains and operators in 15 major industry sectors are shown in Table 3. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for ship and boat captains and operators occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $92,780. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $40,240).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|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|| |
|Retail Trade|| |