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Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels

Supervise the operations of ships and other water vessels.

Quick Facts


Well above the statewide median
$35.46 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  14.7%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Inspect material-moving equipment to detect problems.
  • Operate ships or other watercraft.
  • Choose optimal transportation routes or speeds.
  • Operate ships or other watercraft.
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