River master - Salary and Career
Marine, river and deck fishermen

River master - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They navigate, dock and undock vessels, manage crew, operate vessel equipment, monitor vessel loading and unloading and control passenger embarkation and disembarkation. They record vessel data, supervise vessel maintenance, manage material and financial resources, manage nautical signaling and perform nautical signaling services.

How much does an River master earn

A River master earns between $1.126 and $5.193 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.174 and a median salary of $1.770 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 383 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the River master

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.174 26.090 544 10
1º Quartile 1.126 13.511 281 5
Median Salary 1.770 21.236 442 8
3º Quartile 3.961 47.529 990 19
Higher Salary 5.193 62.322 1.298 24

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in transport services
      • technicians in air, sea and river navigation
        • marine, river and deck fishermen

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Main workplaces

Marine, river and deck fishermen the positions of this CBO family carry out their functions in waterway transport companies, maritime or river navigation, fishing industry or related and auxiliary transport activities. They are hired as salaried workers, with a formal contract. They are organized in the form of hierarchical work and work in open-air environments. In some occupations, professionals carry out their activities with permanent supervision, in others, with occasional supervision. Work in person and in some occupations at irregular hours. They work in uncomfortable positions for long periods, are subject to constant stress and the action of intense noise, vibration and vessel movement in other occupations. In some occupations, they still work in confined work conditions.

What does it take to work in the field of Marine, river and deck fishermen

These occupations are performed by people with completed elementary school education, plus a basic qualification course with more than four hundred hours in other occupations with a technical course (at high school level or complete high school). The full exercise of activities occurs after five years of professional experience.

Functions and activities of River master

Marine, river and deck fishermen must:

  • manage nautical signaling;
  • monitor vessel loading and unloading;
  • register vessel data/nautical signals;
  • manage material and financial resources;
  • mooring and unmooring vessels;
  • register vessel data/nautical signs;
  • supervise vessel maintenance/nautical signs;
  • control embarkation and disembarkation of passengers;
  • operating vessel equipment;
  • operate vessel equipment;
  • control passenger embarkation and disembarkation;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • moor and unmoor vessels;
  • perform the nautical signaling services;
  • supervise maintenance of vessel/nautical signs;
  • perform nautical signaling services;
  • navigating vessels;
  • manage crew;
  • browse vessels;
  • navigate vessels;

  • Activities

    • monitor vessel draft;
    • triggering vessel regulation lights;
    • positioning access and safety equipment;
    • mounting the nautical signals;
    • fill in deck loads and dangerous goods;
    • show self-control;
    • inspect conditions of working and mooring cables;
    • disclose rules and regulations;
    • operate capstan and windlass;
    • write communication diary;
    • order fuel, lubricants and water;
    • operate guidance equipment for geographic positioning;
    • analyze visibility conditions;
    • start the machinery section, for mooring and unmooring;
    • display vessel for passengers;
    • inspect firefighting and rescue equipment;
    • develop loading plan;
    • issue vessel readiness notification;
    • report vessel position and estimated time of arrival;
    • instruct passengers to embark and disembark;
    • exchange information with support station;
    • guide crew for emergency situations;
    • inventory materials;
    • fill out crew roll (crew roll);
    • lead crew;
    • guid crew on environmental issues;
    • advise crew on unsafe conditions and acts;
    • distribute tasks to garrison;
    • opening and closing holds (hatches);
    • submit a nautical signaling project to the maritime authority;
    • develop nautical signaling projects for the maritime authority;
    • work as a team;
    • monitor cargo arrangement;
    • write minutes of meetings;
    • apply warnings and other punishments;
    • manning bridge;
    • inventory materials;
    • manure helm;
    • instruct passengers on in-flight rules and regulations;
    • fill out garbage dispatch documentation;
    • make a poita (concrete box);
    • operate autopilot;
    • tracing navigation route;
    • make decisions under unfavorable conditions;
    • guide the use of personal protective equipment;
    • perform nautical signal maintenance;
    • inspect vessel conservation conditions;
    • pay crew;
    • inspect vessel's habitable compartments;
    • repair nautical signal structures and equipment;
    • operate sonar;
    • check cargo conditions;
    • operate loading and unloading winch;
    • request food provisions;
    • organize vessel and cargo documentation;
    • develop special instructions for nautical signaling;
    • request port support services;
    • inspect repairs carried out on board;
    • lubricate deck equipment;
    • analyze tidal conditions;
    • update nautical charts and publications;
    • inspect deck equipment conditions;
    • towing vessels;
    • maneuver vessels;
    • monitor navigability conditions;
    • complete checklist;
    • fill in deck loads and dangerous loads;
    • manage onboard costing;
    • operating fire and rescue equipment;
    • check cargo lashing;
    • operate echo sounder (echo sounder);
    • write navigation log;
    • train newbies;
    • supervise the control of the historical record of nautical signals;
    • supervise the distribution of nautical signaling personnel (technicians and auxiliaries);
    • issue documentation for entry, exit and stay in port;
    • supervise vessel conservation conditions;
    • perform maintenance of the vessel on the dock (docking);
    • classify loads;
    • maneuvering vessels according to ripeam standards;
    • analyze depth conditions;
    • fill in the cargo book;
    • inform receiving unit about cargo characteristics;
    • work in adverse conditions;
    • work as a team;
    • fill on board map for ibama;
    • start the machinery section, for berthing and unberthing;
    • fill out cargo book;
    • monitor fish conservation conditions;
    • tow vessels;
    • check cargo hold conditions;
    • fill out nautical signal historical form;
    • simulate adverse situations for crew training;
    • activate machinery section, for mooring and unmooring;
    • request materials;
    • check cargo securing;
    • disclose health information;
    • request repair services;
    • control the stock of spare nautical signs;
    • position the nautical signals;
    • determine working hours;
    • open and close holds (hatches);
    • control the stock of spare nautical signals;
    • check passenger baggage;
    • planning nautical signaling services;
    • activate navigation aids;
    • express yourself orally;
    • monitor seaworthiness;
    • testing the electrical and electronic equipment of the nautical signals;
    • operate communication equipment;
    • perform nautical signals rotation;
    • inspect provision of material to contain pollutants;
    • analyze wind conditions;
    • show patience in carrying out activities;
    • serve passengers in adverse situations;
    • fill crew roll (crew roll);
    • position anchor for ready use;
    • activate machinery section, for berthing and unberthing;
    • inspect operational conditions of anchoring and mooring equipment;
    • assign personnel for loading and unloading;
    • adapt to the vessel's movement;
    • work in conditions of social isolation;
    • operating pollution fighting equipment;
    • buy inputs;
    • inspect living quarters of vessel;
    • share common spaces;
    • write communication journal;
    • identifying situations of imminent danger;
    • analyze vessel traffic conditions;
    • check passenger lists;
    • operating guidance equipment for geographic positioning;
    • train newbies;
    • check cargo documentation;

    Sectors that hire River master the most in the job market

    • inland cargo transport, intercity, interstate and international
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • sand, gravel or gravel extraction and processing
    • construction of vessels for commercial use and special uses
    • saltwater fishing
    • transport by inland navigation of passengers on regular, intercity, interstate and international lines
    • transport by crossing navigation, municipal
    • port support navigation
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • road cargo transport

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