Captain salary in the United States

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Based on 870 income tax records
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How much do Captains make?
The average total salary for a Captain is $69,500 per year. This is based on data from 870 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Captain and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Captain salary can vary between $20,000 to $153,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Captain demographics in United States

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50% are single
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50% are married
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43% have kids
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54% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Captains in United States

870 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a captain in the United States is $69,500 per year. Captain salaries in the United States can vary between $20,000 to $153,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 870 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as captain.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for captains in the United States: Baton Rouge Metro Area, LA ($119,000 a year), Houma Metro Area, LA ($106,000 a year), and New Orleans Metro Area, LA ($90,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.