Ship Captain Salary (United States)

A Ship Captain earns an average salary of $90,337 per year.
Ship Captain Total Pay (?
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$40,906 - $169,880
(Median)
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90K
130K
170K
MEDIAN: $90,337
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Ship Captain Total Pay (?
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$11.00 - $43.39
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$40,906 - $169,880  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,148  
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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$32,962 - $168,892  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $43.39  
   
Overtime
$29.70 - $124.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,148  
   
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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$32,962 - $168,892  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Ship Captain Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
Late-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$87,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 47%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
37%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 23%
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