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Tugboat Captain Salary

$79,971 (USD)

Average Salary

$38/hr

Average Hourly

$2,671

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 09, 2019

The average pay for a Tugboat Captain is $79,971 a year and $38 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Tugboat Captain is between $56,868 and $98,929. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Tugboat Captain. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Commands tugboat to tow barges and ships into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits, and sounds, and on rivers, lakes, and bays: signals workers on deck to rig towlines to barges or ship to be towed.
  • Determines course and towing speed on basis of specialized knowledge of local winds, weather, tides, and current.
  • Steers tugboat to push or pull barges to destination and to berth and unberth ships, avoiding reefs, outlying shoals, and other hazards to shipping, utilizing navigation devices, such as radar, sonic depth finder, compass and sextant and aids to navigation, such as lighthouses and buoys.
  • Directs placement of suction hose or siphon to pump water from hold of barge, and signals workers to repair leak.
  • Is required to hold license issued by us coast guard.
Tugboat Captain Job Prevalence in the United States

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

Job family population: 36,390

Estimated population of Tugboat Captain jobs: 879

Rate of error: 7.0%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$92,708
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Tugboat Captain Job Listings for United States

Captain
Nov 29
Washington, DC, USA
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Nov 18
Santa Rosa, United States
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club - CA
Service Captain The Service Captain assists the Service Director in overseeing day-to-day operations including casual, fine dining, private events, and bartending operations. They supervise set-ups ...
Captain
Nov 13
Thibodaux, LA, USA
GIS
Captain must have valid USCG license and a valid TWIC card. Candidates must be able to pass pre-employment drug and medical screens. Qualified candidates send resumes to jguidry@gisymarine.com ...
Captain
Nov 8
Seattle, Washington, USA
Starbucks
As a Starbucks Captain - Pilot-in-Command, you represent the pride and professionalism of the Starbucks Coffee Company brand and employees around the world. The Captain is one of the Company's most ...

The average pay for a Tugboat Captain is $79,971 a year and $38 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Tugboat Captain is between $56,868 and $98,929. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Tugboat Captain. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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