Salary & Wage Information

The U.S. Department of Labor has compiled data for the pay scales of various jobs
throughout the U.S. Although it has collected salary information for a limited number
of positions that can be truly designated as a maritime job, i.e. captain, pilot, marine
engineer, there is considerable information for positions which may be the nearest
shoreside equivalent of a maritime job. For instance, aside from chief engineers
and radio officers, maritime jobs include many positions associated with cruise
ships, shipyards, ferry operations and other sectors of the maritime industry.

The Department of Labor is not going to offer salary information for a cruise ship gift
shop manager or casino dealer. However, information about some shoreside
positions that appear to be similar in nature is offered as a guide. The salary that
would actually be paid by a cruise line can differ. Here are positions for which the
Department of Labor has compiled salary information. Click the job title to go to the
page with salary and wage information about that job.

Job Title                                        


Captains, Mates & Pilots








Cooks




Commercial Divers





Dredge Operators




Marine Engineers
& Naval Architects






Sailors and Marine Oilers









Ship Engineers



Transportation Workers
All Other

Shipyard Jobs









































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What are the Salaries for Maritime Jobs in the United States?
Maritime Jobs - Marine Jobs - Deckhands - Tankermen - Able Seaman - Maritime Jobs - Deck Engine - Employment in the Maritime
Industry - Work on Ships - Yachts - Tugboats - Cruise Ships
U.S. Department of Labor - These are contact
numbers for Dept of Labor Offices that maintain
regional employment, unemployment, wage
information.

NEVADA - Carson City, NV - (775) 684-0387
NEW HAMPSHIRE - Concord, NH - (603)
228-4123
NEW JERSEY - Trenton, NJ 08625 - 609 292-0099
NEW MEXICO - Albuquerque, NM - (505) 222-4683
NEW YORK - Albany, NY - (518) 457-6369
NORTH CAROLINA - Raleigh, NC - (919)
733-2936
NORTH DAKOTA - Bismarck, ND - (701) 328-2868
OHIO - Columbus, OH - (614) 752-9494
OKLAHOMA - Oklahoma City, OK - (405) 557-7265
OREGON - Salem, OR - (503) 947-1212
PENNSYLVANIA - Harrisburg, PA - (717) 787-3266
PUERTO RICO Hato Rey, PR - (787) 754-5340
RHODE ISLAND - Cranston, RI - (401) 462-8767
SOUTH CAROLINA - Columbia, SC (803)
737-2660SOUTH DAKOTA - Aberdeen, SD - (605)
626-2314
TENNESSEE - Nashville, TN - (615) 741-2284
TEXAS - Austin, TX -
UTAH - Salt Lake City, UT - (801) 526-9401
VERMONT - Montpelier, VT - (802) 828-4153
VIRGIN ISLANDS-Charlotte Aml, VI -340 776-3700
VIRGINIA - Richmond, VA - (804) 786-7496
WASHINGTON - Lacey, WA - (360) 438-4804
WEST VIRGINIA - Charleston, WV - (304)
558-2660
WISCONSIN - Madison, WI - (608) 267-2393
WYOMING - Casper, WY - (307) 473-3807
U.S. Department of Labor - These are contact
numbers for Dept of Labor Offices that maintain
regional employment, unemployment, wage
information.

ALASKA - Juneau, AK - (907) 465-4518
ARIZONA - Phoenix, AZ - (602) 542-3871
ARKANSAS - Little Rock, AR - (501) 682-4500
CALIFORNIA - Sacramento, CA - (916) 262-2160
COLORADO - Denver, CO - (303) 318-8898
CONNECTICUT - Wethersfield, CT - (860) 263-6255
DELAWARE - Wilmington, DE - (302) 761-8052
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - (202) 671-1633
FLORIDA - Tallahassee, FL - (850) 488-1048
GEORGIA - Atlanta, GA - (404) 232-3875
GUAM - Tamuning, GU - (671) 475-7062
HAWAII - Honolulu, HI - (808) 586-8996
IDAHO - Boise, ID - (800) 772-2553
ILLINOIS - Chicago, IL - (312) 793-2316
INDIANA - Indianapolis, IN - (317) 232-7460
IOWA - Des Moines, IA - (515) 281-0255
KANSAS - Topeka, KS - (785) 296-5058
KENTUCKY - Frankfort, KY - (502) 564-7976
LOUISIANA - Baton Rouge, LA - (225) 342-3141
MAINE - Augusta, ME - (207) 287-2271
MARYLAND - Baltimore, MD - (410) 767-2250
MASSACHUSETTS - Boston, MA - (617) 626-6556
MICHIGAN - Detroit, MI - (313) 456-3090
MINNESOTA - St. Paul, MN - (651) 282-2714
MISSISSIPPI - Jackson, MS - (601) 321-6261
MISSOURI - Jefferson City, MO - (573) 751-3609
Type of Maritime Job or Type of Vessel Where
This Position May Arise

As the most visibly recognizable maritime jobs,
these almost need no explanation. These positions
arise on all vessels. However, please note that the
term pilot might describe a docking or harbor pilot
for large ocean-going vessels. However on
pushboats on the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and
other rivers, a wheelhouse pilot can describe a
different position.

What would any vessel be without its well-loved
cook. Cook, like many titles in the maritime industry
is used loosely and tends to cover a wide range of
culinary skills and specialties.

Diving Contractors, Construction Companies,
Shipyards, and Underwater Demolition Companies
hire commercial divers for work on bulkheads,
wharves, ship repair, ship inspection, offshore oil
rigs, bridge and tunnel inspection and much more.

Dredge Operators operate dredging equipment
used to clear harbors, ports, and other waterways
that need to be maintained at a desired depth to
allow the passage of deep draft vessels.

Although the term marine engineer is used loosely,
the Dept of Labor seems to suggest this is for
design orientated marine engineers rather than the
operational type such as a chief engineer or first
assistant engineer. These positions arise in
shipyards, consultants, salvage companies, and
design firms.

The Department of Labor doesn't seem to
distinguish between these classes of non-licensed
officer ratings, although sailors are generally
regarded as being with the deck department and
marine oilers with the engineering department.
These positions are probably more readily
identifiable today as deckhands, ABs (able-bodied
seaman, or able seamen, QMED (qualified
members of the engine department).

All types of vessels above the size of small inland
pushboats and utility boats where a "deckineer"
may fulfill engine room duties.

All transportation workers and jobs not listed
separately

Shipyards hire a wide variety of maritime employees
whose job descriptions such as carpenters,
pipefitters, welders and machinists are
well-covered by the DOL.
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