How much does a Ship Captain make in the United States?

Average Ship Captain Yearly Salary in the United States

Ship Captains earn an average yearly salary of $79,667. Salaries typically start from $34,000 and go up to $132,185.

Average Ship Captain Hourly Wage in the United States

Ship Captains earn an average hourly wage of $38.30. Hourly wages typically start from $16.35 and go up to $63.55.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

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

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Salary Satisfaction

3.4
SCORE
44
RATINGS
Ship Captains average a score of 3.4 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Ship Captains in the 84th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Ship Captain Earnings by Seniority

Top End Ship Captain Earnings

The highest earning Ship Captains in the United States earn:

$63.55
an hour
$132,185.0
per year
Senior Ship Captain Earnings

Senior Ship Captains in the United States earn:

$48.39
an hour
$100,654.0
per year
Experienced Ship Captain Earnings

Experienced Ship Captains in the United States earn:

$34.16
an hour
$71,051.7
per year
Junior Ship Captain Earnings

Junior Ship Captains in the United States earn:

$23.26
an hour
$48,388.5
per year
Starting Ship Captain Earnings

Starting Ship Captains in the United States earn:

$16.35
an hour
$33,999.6
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Ship Captain Salary Comparison

Ship Captains earn more than 88% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Pilot Salary $139k
Air Traffic Controller Salary $109k
Commercial Pilot Salary $85k
Ship Captain Salary $79k
Customs Broker Salary $74k
Transportation Planner Salary $74k
Ship Engineer Salary $74k
Shipmate Salary $73k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Ship Captain salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Ship Captain Salary in Texas $53.89 $112,100 # 1
Ship Captain Salary in Mississippi $49.49 $102,930 # 2
Ship Captain Salary in Alabama $45.33 $94,290 # 3
Ship Captain Salary in Oregon $44.83 $93,250 # 4
Ship Captain Salary in Louisiana $44.63 $92,830 # 5
Ship Captain Salary in Kentucky $43.47 $90,410 # 6
Ship Captain Salary in Maryland $41.89 $87,140 # 7
Ship Captain Salary in Washington $40.27 $83,760 # 8
Ship Captain Salary in Florida $39.79 $82,760 # 9
Ship Captain Salary in United States $38.30 $79,667.3 # 10
Ship Captain Salary in Indiana $37.98 $79,000 # 11
Ship Captain Salary in New York $37.90 $78,830 # 12
Ship Captain Salary in Virginia $37.53 $78,070 # 13
Ship Captain Salary in Connecticut $36.41 $75,740 # 14
Ship Captain Salary in Pennsylvania $35.42 $73,680 # 15
Ship Captain Salary in Alaska $34.73 $72,230 # 16
Ship Captain Salary in Oklahoma $34.05 $70,820 # 17
Ship Captain Salary in Georgia $32.98 $68,590 # 18
Ship Captain Salary in Delaware $31.68 $65,890 # 19
Ship Captain Salary in New Jersey $31.06 $64,600 # 20
Ship Captain Salary in Illinois $31.04 $64,560 # 21
Ship Captain Salary in Minnesota $30.96 $64,390 # 22
Ship Captain Salary in California $30.64 $63,730 # 23
Ship Captain Salary in Iowa $30.00 $62,410 # 24
Ship Captain Salary in Massachusetts $29.08 $60,480 # 25
Ship Captain Salary in Ohio $29.02 $60,370 # 26
Ship Captain Salary in Michigan $28.20 $58,650 # 27
Ship Captain Salary in Maine $27.90 $58,030 # 28
Ship Captain Salary in South Carolina $27.47 $57,140 # 29
Ship Captain Salary in Wisconsin $26.74 $55,610 # 30
Ship Captain Salary in Hawaii $25.68 $53,410 # 31
Ship Captain Salary in Tennessee $24.86 $51,700 # 32
Ship Captain Salary in North Carolina $22.40 $46,590 # 33
Ship Captain Salary in Rhode Island $21.16 $44,010 # 34
Ship Captain Salary in Virgin Islands $17.91 $37,250 # 35
Ship Captain Salary in Puerto Rico $13.22 $27,490 # 36