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Vessel Captain Salary

How much does a Vessel Captain make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Vessel Captain

$84,417 (USD)/yr

$41 (USD)/hr

$2,963 (USD)/yr

$83,327 (USD)/yr

$40 (USD)/hr

$2,963 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard. Excludes “Motorboat Operators" (53-5022).
The average vessel captain salary in United States is $84,417 or an equivalent hourly rate of $41. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $2,963. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$59,772 (USD)

$104,601 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$97,863 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Vessel Captain will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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