The occupation code you requested, 53-5021.01 (Ship and Boat Captains), is no longer in use. In the future, please use 53-5021.00 (Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels) instead.
Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard.
Sample of reported job titles:
Boat Captain, Captain, Ferry Boat Captain, First Mate, Harbor Pilot, Mate, River Pilot, Ship Pilot, Tugboat Captain, Vessel Master
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021 wage data
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