Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels

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Description

Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard.

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Job Outlook

Overall employment of water transportation workers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 8,400 openings for water transportation workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$77,130

Military salary*

$90,531

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State-by-state Salary

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Education

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Knowledge

  • Transportation
  • Geography
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Mechanical
  • Customer and Personal Service
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