Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.
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Our visitors have voted that there is a small chance this occupation will be replaced. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 35% chance of automation.
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The number of 'Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels' job openings is expected to rise 1.2% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels' was $95,210, or $45.77 per hour
'Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels' were paid 105.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 34,940 people employed as Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels.
Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard.
SOC Code: 53-5021.00
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