Sailor earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Sailor salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Oregon $77,240
New York $62,390
Maryland $62,280
Alaska $62,250
Hawaii $61,870
Washington $59,480
Delaware $56,840
Georgia $56,680
Massachusetts $49,450
Tennessee $49,150
Illinois $48,790
Indiana $48,640
New Jersey $48,060
Louisiana $47,110
Minnesota $46,640
West Virginia $46,490
Virginia $44,570
Pennsylvania $43,910
Alabama $42,220
Texas $40,950
Maine $39,760
California $39,730
Iowa $39,310
Connecticut $38,590
Missouri $38,480
Michigan $38,430
Ohio $38,380
North Carolina $38,300
Arkansas $38,200
Rhode Island $37,810
Mississippi $37,740
South Carolina $37,620
Florida $36,750
Kentucky $34,590
Wisconsin $29,160
Virgin Islands, U.S. $28,880
District of Columbia $23,920
Puerto Rico $23,020

How do sailor salaries compare to similar careers?

Sailors earn about the same as related careers in Minnesota. On average, they make less than flight attendants but more than couriers.

Career Median Salary
Flight attendant salary $61K
Cargo and freight agent salary $48K
Ship loader salary $45K
Travel agent salary $48K
Delivery service driver salary $47K
Sailor salary $47K
Shipping/Receiving clerk salary $38K
Courier salary $35K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)