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 7% less than similar careers in Hawaii. On average, they make less than freight and cargo inspectors but more than highway maintenance workers.

Career Median Salary
Freight and cargo inspector salary $75K
Avionics technician salary $68K
Customs broker salary $71K
Aircraft mechanic salary $55K
Traffic technician salary $54K
Ship captain salary $53K
Bus driver salary $44K
Truck driver salary $46K
Shipmate salary $47K
Highway maintenance worker salary $40K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)