A Ship Captain earns an average salary of $89,354 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Ship Captain Total Pay (?
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$42,273 - $164,855
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MEDIAN: $89,354
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Ship Captain Total Pay (?
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$14.19 - $39.92
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$42,273 - $164,855  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,716  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,192 - $167,946  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $39.92  
   
Overtime
$29.59 - $125.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,716  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,192 - $167,946  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Job Description for Ship Captain
  • Track and evaluate records for cargo, crew, and ship maintenance.
  • Coordinate crews for all ship duties in harbor and at sea.
  • Command and navigate naval vessels through the transportation of personnel and goods.
  • Keep crew and ship prepared for crisis situations.

Experience Affects Ship Captain Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$91,000
Late-Career
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 24 votes.
Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
32%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 21%
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