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Tugboat Captain Salary
in Rhode Island, United States

$83,084 (USD)

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Last updated: March 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tugboat Captain is $83,084 a year and $40 an hour in Rhode Island, United States. The average salary range for a Tugboat Captain is between $59,081 and $102,780. 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 Rhode Island, United States.

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Job Summary

  • 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 Rhode Island, United States

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

Job family population: 35,780

Estimated population of Tugboat Captain jobs: 864

Rate of error: 6.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Tugboat Captain Job Listings for Rhode Island, United States

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