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

River pilot - 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 pilot earn

A River pilot earns between $1.203 and $5.295 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.077 and a median salary of $1.500 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 1.383 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the River pilot

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.077 24.922 519 10
1º Quartile 1.203 14.431 301 6
Median Salary 1.500 18.000 375 7
3º Quartile 4.038 48.455 1.009 19
Higher Salary 5.295 63.536 1.324 25

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 pilot

Marine, river and deck fishermen must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire River pilot the most in the job market

    • inland cargo transport, intercity, interstate and international
    • cleaning in buildings and households
    • temporary labor lease
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • saltwater fishing
    • other professional, scientific and technical activities
    • building construction
    • travel agencies
    • other waterway transport
    • engineering services

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