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With an unlimited ton 3rd mate license, what is the job with the highest salary that someone can obtain within 5 years of graduation?

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Here we go again…

[QUOTE=seastheday;172605]With an unlimited ton 3rd mate license, what is the job with the highest salary that someone can obtain within 5 years of graduation?[/QUOTE]

Well, if you go the ATB route you should be a fairly good AB at the end of 5 years.

Might take longer

buck fiddy…

What is cadet-minimum these days anyway? Is it still $32.50/day?

What kind of stupid question is this? If that’s all you’re worried about, sailing isn’t for you.

That El Chapo drug dealer guy makes tons of money.
Go that route.

[QUOTE=seastheday;172605]With an unlimited ton 3rd mate license, what is the job with the highest salary that someone can obtain within 5 years of graduation?[/QUOTE]

It’s called “Drillionaire.”

[QUOTE=seastheday;172605]With an unlimited ton 3rd mate license, what is the job with the highest salary that someone can obtain within 5 years of graduation?[/QUOTE]

The highest SOMEONE could obtain may very well be different than the highest YOU can obtain. In theory, someone could become President of the US, CEO of Apple, etc… or steward on a cargo plane flying rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong.

I hear Brazzers is looking for fluffers right now…

[QUOTE=Saltine;172664]or steward on a cargo plane flying rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong.[/QUOTE]

now, who do I have to know for a shot at getting that job?

5 years after graduation and your still a 3rd mate
thats not looking good, over this side of the world where most are 2nd mates with 12 months seatime

Looking at your past posts let me offer some advice…

  1. Get it to an Academy
  2. Actually graduate and get a license
  3. Compared to cruise ships and “mega yachts” just about anything would be good paying.

Not trying to be a jerk, but you’re wasting everyone’s time by asking pointless questions like this. Most people don’t graduate from an Academy, you may not even like it. Since it appears you’re not even in an Academy yet, in 5 years the ink on your license wouldn’t even be dry, so be happy if you do find a $55k a year job. Or join MSC, sail 10 months and make $100k. Stop with the silly questions.

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[QUOTE=seastheday;172605]With an unlimited ton 3rd mate license, what is the job with the highest salary that someone can obtain within 5 years of graduation?[/QUOTE]

This is a prudent question to ask before pursuing any career or choosing a field of study. I’m sure there are plenty of degree holders who wish they had asked this question before jumping into a sinkhole of student loan debt. That said, the reason people are a bit agitated is that rotational schedules are a different beast. While I don’t work in the maritime industry (starting at an academy in 2016), I did do a two year stint at a remote Alaskan mining operation working a 2-for-1 schedule. Nothing is worse than having a whiny camp mate that can’t afford to leave the job due to financial obligations. So, while earning potential in the maritime industry can be quite high, that should be a secondary consideration to the requisite hardship that exists in the profession, i.e., making a decent wage will, in all likelihood, require long, lonely stints away from loved ones.

As far as actual figures, I’ve been told by a box ship captain that a realistic range for freshly minted third mate wages is $60,000-80,000. There are third mate positions that healthily exceed that range, but good luck finding one as they are mostly O&G-related and crude oil is currently $45/bbl. Being a naturally worrisome person, I attempted to pry estimated earning potential for various stages of licensing from the same captain, to which he responded, “Don’t worry, you’ll make enough.”

Ive been doing this 10 years and thats basically all im worried about. And i would even venture to say that all my shipmates are curious how to max out there earning potential.

yes, I would much rather be home everyday drinking beers banging my wife and maybe smoking a joint once in a while but odds are i’d be lucky to make half of what I make out here and working much harder. Tough to beat making six figures in sweatpants and flipflops. But believe me the chase is always on to make more, but to not work any harder in the process.

every climbed a pilot ladder in flip flopes?

[QUOTE=acesouthcoast;172696]Ive been doing this 10 years and thats basically all im worried about. And i would even venture to say that all my shipmates are curious how to max out there earning potential.[/QUOTE]

So you must bounce around a lot. Good luck with that.