How much does a ship captain make on a cruise ship?

It would depend on the cruise line, the size of the ship and the captains experience. it could range from a nice 3500 dollars to a good 7000. its requirement includes five to eight years of experience in subordinate position on board with a background in all navigational equipment is required along with a Captain's license, certification from a maritime government body and diploma from an accredited maritime training facility. Good communication skills may also be required as both Staff Captain and Captain may be in contact with the passengers. The staff captain assists the Captain for the overall operation of the vessel.