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Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in California

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Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in California

Considering a career as a Captain, Mate, or Pilot of a Water Vessel in California?

$63,110 Median Salary
  • Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

What do Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels ranged from $37,680 to $106,960 with $63,110 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.12 to $51.42. The median hourly rate was $30.34.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $29.5 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.84.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 460 $87,510
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 270 $80,030
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 50 $56,470

Top States for Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Employment

The table below shows the states where most Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Florida 6,050 $62,080
Louisiana 5,680 $78,970
Texas 3,050 $98,990
New York 2,040 $84,400
Virginia 1,970 $70,990
Washington 1,440 $82,870
Hawaii 1,320 $51,010
Illinois 1,220 $43,670
Kentucky 1,200 $61,620
Tennessee 800 $40,460
Mississippi 730 $0
Alaska 640 $69,400
Pennsylvania 490 $78,490
Maryland 490 $85,930
New Jersey 480 $73,590
Massachusetts 480 $56,450
South Carolina 460 $58,390
North Carolina 370 $45,540
Ohio 320 $46,390
Oregon 310 $86,920

Below are the states where Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Texas $98,990
Oregon $86,920
Maryland $85,930
New York $84,400
Washington $82,870
Louisiana $78,970
Pennsylvania $78,490
Iowa $73,720
New Jersey $73,590
Alabama $72,970

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