How much does a Captain make?

Updated Jan. 21, 2022
US$78,523 /yr
Average Base Pay

81 salaries

US$33K

Low

US$79K

Average

US$186K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Captain make? The national average salary for a Captain is $78,523 in United States. Filter by location to see Captain salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 81 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Captain employees.

Seniority Levels

L1
Captain$112,601 /yr
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City of St. Catharines
3.3

City of St. Catharines

Captain

$162,176

 /yr
Range: $142K - $176K
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$142K

$176K

$141,971 - $175,727 Range

City of Kitchener
3.9

City of Kitchener

Captain

$126,916

 /yr
Range: $120K - $145K

$120K

$145K

$119,562 - $145,483 Range

City of Oshawa

Captain

$122,904

 /yr
Range: $120K - $129K

$120K

$129K

$119,969 - $128,524 Range

City of Burlington

Captain

$126,223

 /yr
Range: $121K - $131K

$121K

$131K

$120,725 - $131,358 Range

Canadian Armed Forces
4

Canadian Armed Forces

Captain

$90,421

 /yr
Range: $79K - $113K

$79K

$113K

$79,454 - $112,544 Range

Canadian Media Production Association
2.5

Canadian Media Production Association

Captain - Hourly

$27

 /hr
Range: $25 - $33

$25

$33

$25 - $33 Range

City of Guelph
3.4

City of Guelph

Captain

$119,124

 /yr
Range: $118K - $121K

$118K

$121K

$118,440 - $121,298 Range

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Jazz Aviation
4.2

Jazz Aviation

Captain

$131,039

 /yr
Range: $90K - $161K

$90K

$161K

$90,114 - $161,382 Range

BC Ferries
3.5

BC Ferries

Captain

$100,801

 /yr
Range: $70K - $151K

$70K

$151K

$70,292 - $151,000 Range

Radisson Hotels Americas
3.5

Radisson Hotels Americas

Captain - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $17 - $17

$17

$17

$17 - $17 Range

Perimeter Aviation
2.7

Perimeter Aviation

Captain

$69,841

 /yr
Range: $53K - $105K

$53K

$105K

$52,894 - $104,915 Range

Air Canada
3.9

Air Canada

Captain
About 

$179K -$229K

$179K

$229K

$178,737 - $229,464 Range

Department of National Defense
3.9

$90K

$103K

$89,522 - $103,200 Range

National Defence and the Canadian Forces
4

$85K

$96K

$85,000 - $96,259 Range

District of Mission
4.3

District of Mission

Captain - Hourly
About 

$43 -$51

 hourly

$43

$51

$43 - $51 Range

Ornge
4.1

Ornge

Captain
About 

$91K -$135K

$91K

$135K

$90,610 - $135,094 Range

Dave & Buster's
3.7

Dave & Buster's

Captain - Hourly
About 

$12 -$16

 hourly

$12

$16

$12 - $16 Range

Keewatin Air
1.9

Keewatin Air

Captain
About 

$71K -$77K

$71K

$77K

$71,294 - $76,795 Range

Algoma Central
4.1

Algoma Central

Captain
About 

$152K -$167K

$152K

$167K

$152,021 - $167,182 Range

Walmart
3.3

Walmart

Captain - Hourly
About 

$17 -$18

 hourly

$17

$18

$17 - $18 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Captain salaries

The national average salary for a Captain is $112,601 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Captain salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 90 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Captain employees.

The highest salary for a Captain in Canada is $198,168 per year.

The lowest salary for a Captain in Canada is $63,981 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent captain salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$108,159
per year
A Captain in the Calgary Area area reported making $108,159 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Calgary Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$80,000
per year
A Master Mariner/Ship Captain in the Vancouver Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$103,000
per year
An O3 - Army - Captain in the Calgary Area area reported making $103,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Calgary Area area
Reserve
 
10000+ employees
Government