Ship Captain Salary

A Ship Captain earns an average salary of $98,150 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$42,028 - $196,039
(Median)
$42K
$98K
$200K
MEDIAN: $98,149
10%
50%
90%

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$15.10 - $47.45
(Median)
$15
$26
$47
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$42,028 - $196,039  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,342  
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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$41,901 - $190,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $47.45  
   
Overtime
$29.90 - $125.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,342  
   
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).
)
$41,901 - $190,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Ship Captain

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Ship Captain Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$95,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 51%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 30%
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