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Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in North Carolina

Want to work in North Carolina as a Captain, Mate, or Pilot of a Water Vessel? Read this first!

$45,540 Median Salary
30 Job Openings
  • Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in North Carolina earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Work in North Carolina?

In 2018, there were 370 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels working in the state.

There were 310 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 470 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels working in it, which means North Carolina has fewer Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels than average.

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Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 8.8%.

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North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 30 annual Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels job openings in North Carolina, and 290 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 4,400 annual jobs and 42,200 total jobs in 2026.

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

In 2018 wages for Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels ranged from $22,300 to $117,720 with $45,540 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.72 to $56.59. The median hourly rate was $21.89.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $21.69 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.20.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top North Carolina 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
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,890 $70,990
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 140 $58,330
Wilmington, NC 60 n/a

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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