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Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (53-5021)

Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard. Excludes Motorboat Operators (53-5022).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 642 681 6.07 17 45 66
United States 38700 38000 0.0 1000 2600 3600
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 43.14 17.70 24.89 37.08 52.07 73.59
Alaska 45.57 26.54 34.70 42.14 53.83 71.94
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area * * * * * *
Balance of State * * * * * *

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.