Salary for Mates- Ship, Boat, and Barge

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 helps transportation professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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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 an average salary on a scale from 56000 - 84000 based on levels of tenure. Mates- Ship, Boat, and Barge get an average salary of Seventy Thousand Nine Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Mates- Ship, Boat, and Barge receive the highest compensation in Delaware, which has a compensation of near $102290. Employees in this career are compensated most highly in Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services, where they receive normal pay levels of $81900.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 35.63 percent nationwide in that time.
Mates- Ship, Boat, and Barge tend to make the most in the following industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $81,900
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $78,700
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $77,160
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $74,840
Transportation and Warehousing $71,400
Wholesale Trade $70,260
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $47,880
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $53,080
Construction $58,070
Other Services (except Public Administration) $61,020
Public Administration $66,400
Manufacturing $68,510