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Master Yacht Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$91,451 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Master Yacht is $91,451 a year and $44 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Master Yacht is between $64,752 and $113,316. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Commands yacht cruising on oceans, bays, lakes, and coastal waters: sets course of yacht, using navigational aids, such as charts, area plotting sheets, compass, and sextant, and steers yacht to avoid reefs, outlying shoals, and other hazards to shipping.
  • Determines geographical position of yacht, using loran or azimuths of celestial bodies.
  • Signals passing ships, using whistle, flashing lights, flags, and radio.
  • Calculates landfall (sighting of land), using electronic sounding devices and following contour lines on chart.
  • Approaches land, utilizing aids to navigation, such as lights, lighthouses, and buoys.
  • Relinquishes command of yacht to pilot, ship to guide yacht through hazardous waters.
  • Maintains yacht's log.
  • May be licensed by us coast guard for steam or motor yacht according to waters navigated and tonnage of yacht.
  • May be designated according to waters licensed to navigate as master, coastwise yacht; master, ocean yacht; or according to yacht commanded as master, steam yacht.
Master Yacht Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels

Job family population: 35,780

Estimated population of Master Yacht jobs: 776

Rate of error: 6.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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