Ship captain earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Ship captain salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $69,400
Alabama $72,970
California $63,110
Connecticut $64,970
Delaware $72,660
Florida $62,080
Georgia $60,180
Hawaii $52,830
Iowa $73,720
Illinois $43,670
Indiana $74,810
Kentucky $61,620
Louisiana $78,970
Massachusetts $56,450
Maryland $85,930
Maine $56,870
Michigan $51,850
Minnesota $71,130
Mississippi $79,090
North Carolina $45,540
New Hampshire $52,390
New Jersey $73,590
New York $84,400
Ohio $46,390
Oklahoma $86,570
Oregon $86,920
Pennsylvania $74,780
Puerto Rico $28,580
Rhode Island $40,420
South Carolina $58,390
Tennessee $40,460
Texas $98,990
Virginia $70,990
Virgin Islands $41,120
Washington $82,870
Wisconsin $53,650

How do ship captain salaries compare to similar careers?

Ship captains earn about the same as related careers in Alabama. On average, they make less than commercial pilots but more than air traffic controllers.

Career Median Salary
Commercial pilot salary $90K
Logistician salary $90K
Customs broker salary $80K
Transportation planner salary $80K
Ship captain salary $73K
Shipmate salary $73K
Locomotive engineer salary $63K
Avionics technician salary $54K
Air traffic controller salary $60K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)