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What is the average salary for Ship Captains in the United States?

Ship Captains earn an average hourly wage of $38.07. Hourly wages typically start from $17.49 and go up to $61.70. Ship Captains earn an average salary of $79,180 per year. Salaries typically start from $36,370 and go up to $128,330.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Ship Captains in the United States earn:

$61.70 an hour $128,330 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Ship Captains in the United States earn:

$47.67 an hour $99,160 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Ship Captains in the United States earn:

$34.78 an hour $72,340 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Ship Captains in the United States earn:

$24.23 an hour $50,410 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Ship Captains in the United States earn:

$17.49 an hour $36,370 per year

Historical salary for Ship Captains in the United States

Ship Captain salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Ship Captain Salary in Texas $46.28 $96,260 # 1
Ship Captain Salary in Louisiana $44.39 $92,330 # 2
Ship Captain Salary in Tennessee $42.55 $88,500 # 3
Ship Captain Salary in Alabama $40.97 $85,210 # 4
Ship Captain Salary in Indiana $40.65 $84,550 # 5
Ship Captain Salary in Kentucky $38.44 $79,960 # 6
Ship Captain Salary in Washington $38.23 $79,520 # 7
Ship Captain Salary in Maryland $37.07 $77,110 # 8
Ship Captain Salary in Virginia $36.10 $75,090 # 9
Ship Captain Salary in Delaware $35.94 $74,750 # 10
Ship Captain Salary in Arizona $35.54 $73,920 # 11
Ship Captain Salary in Illinois $35.31 $73,440 # 12
Ship Captain Salary in Oregon $34.87 $72,520 # 13
Ship Captain Salary in Minnesota $34.58 $71,940 # 14
Ship Captain Salary in Alaska $34.39 $71,520 # 15
Ship Captain Salary in New York $33.27 $69,190 # 16
Ship Captain Salary in Connecticut $32.62 $67,840 # 17
Ship Captain Salary in California $32.47 $67,530 # 18
Ship Captain Salary in Florida $32.29 $67,170 # 19
Ship Captain Salary in Pennsylvania $31.88 $66,320 # 20
Ship Captain Salary in Ohio $31.11 $64,710 # 21
Ship Captain Salary in New Jersey $30.76 $63,980 # 22
Ship Captain Salary in Michigan $30.09 $62,580 # 23
Ship Captain Salary in South Carolina $28.80 $59,910 # 24
Ship Captain Salary in Missouri $28.80 $59,890 # 25
Ship Captain Salary in West Virginia $27.75 $57,720 # 26
Ship Captain Salary in Wisconsin $27.59 $57,390 # 27
Ship Captain Salary in Massachusetts $27.49 $57,190 # 28
Ship Captain Salary in Maine $27.22 $56,620 # 29
Ship Captain Salary in Iowa $26.90 $55,960 # 30
Ship Captain Salary in Hawaii $25.20 $52,410 # 31
Ship Captain Salary in Rhode Island $24.86 $51,710 # 32
Ship Captain Salary in North Carolina $23.85 $49,610 # 33
Ship Captain Salary in New Hampshire $22.90 $47,640 # 34
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics