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Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in Texas

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Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in Texas

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16.5% Jobs Projection
$98,990 Median Salary
390 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in Texas is growing faster than average.

  • Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in Texas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

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

In Texas, there were 3,050 people working as Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in the year 2018.

There were 2,820 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 230 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in TX Employment Trend

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

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in this state are growing at a rate of 16.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.8%.

Job Projections for Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 390 annual Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels job openings in Texas, and 3,600 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels ranged from $40,330 to $168,020 with $98,990 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.39 to $80.78. The median hourly rate was $47.59.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $58.84 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $11.25.

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

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

Top Texas 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
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,070 n/a
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 260 n/a
Corpus Christi, TX 100 $48,150

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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