Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels

Prospects: Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

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).

Current openings

Deck Officer 24
First Mate 1

Number of positions

2012: 1,150    2014: 1,140

Annual job postings

New: 0    Replacement: 40
(Total: 40)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Bachelor's degree

Work experience:

On-the-job training:

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.