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Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in Wisconsin

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Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in Wisconsin

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

3.0% Jobs Projection
$53,650 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

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

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

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

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

In 2018, there were 90 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels working in the state.

There were 140 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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

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

Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in this state are growing at a rate of 3.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.8%.

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

Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 40 annual job openings, and 340 total jobs in 2026 for Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels in this state.

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 Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels ranged from $17,480 to $78,630 with $53,650 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.4 to $37.8. The median hourly rate was $25.8.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $25.91 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.11.

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

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

Top Wisconsin 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 490 $48,040

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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