Marine Pilots


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Marine Pilots

Marine Pilots - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Pilots who work for transportation companies may work on tugs, towboats, ferries, or dredges. Pilots who work on river and lake vessels may be members of the crew. Those who work in harbors often work for the local pilot's association.

Major employers:

  • Cargo and passenger transportation companies
  • Towing companies
  • Canal operation companies

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is expected to show little to no change. Changes in the demand for bulk commodities, such as petroleum products, iron ore, and grains, influences the demand for water transportation workers. When demand slows, so does the need for workers.

 

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Illinois
1,042
Small
&
3.9%
5.8%
>>>>
111
Few
  Cook County
405
Small
&
4.4%
5.6%
>>>>
44
Few
  Decatur Area
191
Very large
&
6.8%
7.0%
>>>>
21
High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
13
Very small
&
15.4%
9.7%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Du Page County
210
Small
&
1.0%
5.4%
>>>>
21
Few
  Edwardsville Area
12
Very small
&
0.0%
5.1%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
8
Very small
&
12.5%
5.2%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Lake County
14
Very small
&
0.0%
8.6%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
16
Very small
&
0.0%
3.6%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
20
Very small
&
5.0%
7.3%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
6
Very small
&
16.7%
5.7%
>>>>
0
None
  Rockford Area
6
Very small
&
0.0%
7.6%
>>>>
0
None
  Shawnee National Forest Area
8
Very small
&
0.0%
2.4%
>>>>
0
None
  Springfield Area
11
Very small
&
9.1%
4.7%
>>>>
1
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
56
Small
&
3.6%
6.4%
>>>>
6
Few
  Will County
43
Small
&
11.6%
9.1%
>>>>
5
Few
United States
38,900
Small
&
-0.5%
3.7%
>>>>
3,300
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.