Salary for Mates- Ship, Boat, and Barge

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This occupation has now been updated to Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels

Also known as:  Barge Captain, Barge Master, Boat Pilot, Car Ferry Captain, Car Ferry Master, Coastal Tug Mate, Deck Officer, Docking Pilot, Ferry Boat Captain, Ferry Captain

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Mates play a supervising role on a barges, ships and boats. There is not much danger involved in this work, but it does require a good deal of standing and heavy lifting. These positions usually require vocational training, an associate's degree or related work experience in order to be considered. Once hired, a new captain, mate or pilot will usually need up to two years of formal training before beginning work officially.

A Ship, Boat, or Barge Mate can get salaries in a range of $36,810 - $153,070 depending on experience and education levels. can earn an average wage of eigthy-nine thousand seven hundred and fourty dollars per annum.

can obtain the highest salaries in Mississippi, where they get salary pay of approximately $106,310. People working these jobs have the highest average potential salary in Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services, where they earn job pay of $97,610.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 73.06 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Mates- Ship, Boat, and Barge tend to make the most in the following industries:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$97,610
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$93,960
Transportation and Warehousing
$92,510
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$85,200
Public Administration
$84,040
Manufacturing
$83,460

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
$53,160
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$60,070
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$66,740
Educational Services
$68,950
Retail Trade
$71,230
Utilities
$76,390