What rank is first mate?
Noun. (nautical) An officer on a merchant ship next in rank to the captain and responsible to the captain for the safety and security of the ship.
How much does a first mate make?
Average Salary for a First Mate
First Mates in America make an average salary of $35,819 per year or $17 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $62,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $20,000 per year.
What is a Second Mate on a boat?
The SHIP’S SECOND MATE assists in the operation of an oceangoing vessel with primary responsibility for maintaining navigation charts, publications, and instruments.