Salary for Pilots, Ship

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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Pilots are the head commanders of ships, steering them in and out of harbors, lakes, bays and other areas. They are required to hold a license by the US Coastguard in order to be hired for work. Besides the license, these positions usually require vocational training or above. Once hired, a new captain, mate or pilot will usually need up to two years of formal training before beginning work officially.

A Ship Pilot can receive an average compensation of between 56000 and 84000 depending on education and experience. Pilots, Ship get an average compensation of Seventy Thousand Nine Hundred dollars every year.

Pilots, Ship make the greatest compensation in Delaware, where they earn normal pay levels of approximating $102290. They can receive the best pay in Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services, where they receive average job salaries 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.
Pilots, Ship 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