Boat Captain Salary in United States

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Average Salary for Boat Captain in United States

The average salary of a(n) Boat Captain in United States is $83,587.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Boat Captain in United States is $40.19.

The average bonus of a(n) Boat Captain in United States is $3,034.00.

Job Description:

Commands boat to transport passengers, freight, and other cargo across oceans, bays, lakes, and in coastal waters. Commands a vessel with smaller tonnage than that of a Ship Captain. Sets course of boat, using navigational aids, such as charts, area plotting sheets, compass, and sextant, and orders crew worker at helm to steer boat. Determines geographical position of boat, using loran or azimuths of celestial bodies. Inspects boat to ensure that crew and passengers observe regulations pertaining to safety and efficient operation of boat. Coordinates activities of crewmembers responsible for signaling devices to communicate with boats in vicinity, such as boat's whistle, flashing lights, flags, and radio. Calculates landfall (sighting of land) using electronic sounding devices and following contour lines on chart. Avoids reefs, outlying shoals, and other hazards to boating, utilizing aids to navigation, such as lights, lighthouses, and buoys. Relinquishes command of boat to Boat Pilot to guide boat through hazardous waters. Maintains boat's log. May be specialized according to waters licensed to navigate. Less

Commands boat to transport passengers, freight, and other cargo across oceans, bays, lakes, and in coastal waters. Commands a vessel with smaller tonnage than that of a Ship Captain. Sets course of boat, using navigational aids, such as charts, area... More

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