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

Average Ship Captain Hourly Wage in the United States

Ship Captains earn a median hourly wage of $34.94. Hourly wages typically start from $16.81 and go up to $64.61.

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

Average Ship Captain Yearly Salary in the United States

Ship Captains earn a median salary of $72,680 per year. Salaries typically start from $34,950 and go up to $134,390.

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

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3.3
SCORE
37
RATINGS
Ship Captains average a score of 3.3 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Ship Captains in the 76th 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:

$64.61
an hour
$134,390
per year
Senior Ship Captain Earnings

Senior Ship Captains in the United States earn:

$49.34
an hour
$102,630
per year
Experienced Ship Captain Earnings

Experienced Ship Captains in the United States earn:

$34.94
an hour
$72,680
per year
Junior Ship Captain Earnings

Junior Ship Captains in the United States earn:

$23.91
an hour
$49,740
per year
Starting Ship Captain Earnings

Starting Ship Captains in the United States earn:

$16.81
an hour
$34,950
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Ship Captain salary comparison

Ship Captains earn more than 93% percent of Services careers. Ship Captain salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in the United States.

Ship Captain Salary $76k
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Historical salary for Ship Captains in the United States

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

Ship Captain salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Ship Captain Salary in Texas $56.58 $117,680 # 1
Ship Captain Salary in Mississippi $38.03 $79,090 # 2
Ship Captain Salary in Alabama $44.80 $93,180 # 3
Ship Captain Salary in Oregon $36.92 $76,790 # 4
Ship Captain Salary in Louisiana $40.64 $84,520 # 5
Ship Captain Salary in Kentucky $40.68 $84,610 # 6
Ship Captain Salary in Maryland $39.75 $82,680 # 7
Ship Captain Salary in Washington $39.81 $82,800 # 8
Ship Captain Salary in Florida $30.05 $62,510 # 9
Ship Captain Salary in Indiana $35.97 $74,810 # 10
Ship Captain Salary in New York $35.72 $74,290 # 11
Ship Captain Salary in Virginia $33.25 $69,160 # 12
Ship Captain Salary in Connecticut $31.24 $64,970 # 13
Ship Captain Salary in Pennsylvania $35.61 $74,060 # 14
Ship Captain Salary in Alaska $34.44 $71,640 # 15
Ship Captain Salary in Oklahoma $41.62 $86,570 # 16
Ship Captain Salary in Georgia $31.44 $65,390 # 17
Ship Captain Salary in Delaware $30.64 $63,740 # 18
Ship Captain Salary in New Jersey $31.69 $65,910 # 19
Ship Captain Salary in Illinois $19.08 $39,690 # 20
Ship Captain Salary in Minnesota $28.15 $58,540 # 21
Ship Captain Salary in California $29.35 $61,040 # 22
Ship Captain Salary in Iowa $27.25 $56,670 # 23
Ship Captain Salary in Massachusetts $26.40 $54,910 # 24
Ship Captain Salary in Ohio $25.21 $52,440 # 25
Ship Captain Salary in Michigan $26.27 $54,640 # 26
Ship Captain Salary in Maine $28.34 $58,950 # 27
Ship Captain Salary in South Carolina $27.29 $56,770 # 28
Ship Captain Salary in Wisconsin $27.51 $57,220 # 29
Ship Captain Salary in Hawaii $22.70 $47,220 # 30
Ship Captain Salary in Tennessee $18.40 $38,270 # 31
Ship Captain Salary in North Carolina $19.92 $41,420 # 32
Ship Captain Salary in Rhode Island $19.43 $40,420 # 33
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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