The average salary for cruise line captains was $153,379 as of 2012, which was a 22.8 percent jump from the previous year. By comparison, captains of container and bulk carrier ships made around $110,981 per year.Continue Reading
Specialist rates for inshore marine pilots can be significantly more, however. For example, in 2012, senior pilots working in the Panama Canal brought home as much as $450,000 annually, while San Francisco Bar Pilots members averaged a net pay of $451,336 during the same time period.
Crew of sailing vessels also earn a good living. Chief officers aboard a cargo ship brought home $82,737 in 2012.Learn more about Salaries