The salary statistics of water transportation workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of water transportation workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of water transportation workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The water transportation workers 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||$27,020|
|25th Percentile Wage||$37,710|
|50th Percentile Wage||$55,590|
|75th Percentile Wage||$80,630|
|90th Percentile Wage||$118,630|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water transportation workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) water transportation workers is $118,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,020. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 339% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of water transportation workers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of water transportation workers 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 water transportation workers occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $81,510. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $34,130).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
The average annual salary of water transportation worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.
|Occupation||Median Annual Salary|
|Ship Engineers|| |
|Ship and Boat Captains and Operators|| |
|Sailors and Marine Oilers|| |
|Motorboat Operators|| |
|Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels|| |