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53-5021.00 - 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.

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53-5021.01    Ship and Boat Captains
53-5021.03    Pilots, Ship
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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2015) $36.91 hourly, $76,780 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
Employment (2014) 35,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Faster than average (9% to 13%) Faster than average (9% to 13%)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 17,200
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data external site and 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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