What is the average salary for a Ship Captain in United States?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of a Ship Captain is $75,580. Salaries start from $33,550 and go up to $122,590. Please note that the average salary for a Ship Captain may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

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

$122,590
Senior

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

$95,230
Experienced

The middle 50% of Ship Captains in United States earn:

$69,920
Junior

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

$47,690
Starting

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

$33,550

Historical salary

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics