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Marine Pilots

Marine Pilots - Wages & Trends

Wages vary widely based on the location and the pilot's experience.

Many mariners who work full time on American ships receive benefits. Typical benefits include health insurance and sick leave. Some employers also offer retirement plans. 

 

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels (SOC 53-5021)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $30.11 $39.63 $58.07
Yearly $62,635 $82,429 $120,777
    Cook County Hourly $27.85 $36.15 $48.26
Yearly $57,938 $75,201 $100,383
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $40.22 $57.06 $64.55
Yearly $83,662 $118,679 $134,269
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $32.99 $36.27 $38.76
Yearly $68,624 $75,436 $80,622
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $25.11 $51.46 $65.36
Yearly $52,227 $107,031 $135,945
United States Hourly $24.89 $37.08 $52.07
Yearly $51,770 $77,130 $108,310

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.