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 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $116,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,650. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 335% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of water transportation workers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-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 $33,920).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|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|
|Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels|| |
|Ship Engineers|| |
|Ship and Boat Captains and Operators|| |
|Sailors and Marine Oilers|| |
|Motorboat Operators|| |