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How Much Does a Deckhand Earn In The United States?

Deckhand Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$48,000
$17,000
$48,000
$139,000
Deckhands in the United States make an average salary of $48,701 per year or $23.41 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $17,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $139,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Delaware, and New Hampshire provide the highest deckhand salaries.
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Where Deckhands Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where deckhands earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Deckhands Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for deckhands. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are South Dakota, Colorado, and Wyoming.
Location
1. Missouri City, TX
$42,283
Avg. Salary
$23k
$62k
2. Mobile, AL
$36,689
Avg. Salary
$23k
$62k
3. Bremerton, WA
$34,416
Avg. Salary
$23k
$62k

High Paying Deckhand Jobs

Which Companies Pay Deckhands The Most?

To earn a high income as a deckhand, working for Savage Industries or Jeri's Seafood might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like UIC and Mariah's report highly competitive wages for deckhands.
Company
Avg. Salary
$20k
$56k
Avg. Salary
$20k
$56k
Avg. Salary
$20k
$56k
$25,666
Avg. Salary
$20k
$56k

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Deckhand Salary History

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    Recently Added Deckhand Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Deckhand
    Deckhand
    Mobile, AL
    Mobile, AL
    11/13/2020
    11/13/2020
    $29,218
    $29,218
    11/13/2020
    UIC Government Services and The Bowhead Family of Companies
    UIC Government Services and The Bowhead Family of Companies
    Deckhand
    Deckhand
    Deckhand
    Mobile, AL
    Mobile, AL
    11/13/2020
    11/13/2020
    $29,218
    $29,218
    11/13/2020
    Le001 Canal Barge Company, Inc.
    Le001 Canal Barge Company, Inc.
    Deckhand
    Deckhand
    Deckhand
    New Orleans, LA
    New Orleans, LA
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $28,500
    $28,500
    10/22/2020
    Niagara College Canada
    Niagara College Canada
    Deckhand/Feeder
    Deckhand/Feeder
    Deckhand/Feeder
    Smithville, NJ
    Smithville, NJ
    09/10/2020
    09/10/2020
    $34,436
    $34,436
    09/10/2020
    Niagara College Canada
    Niagara College Canada
    Deckhand/Feeder
    Deckhand/Feeder
    Deckhand/Feeder
    Smithville, NJ
    Smithville, NJ
    08/06/2020
    08/06/2020
    $34,436
    $34,436
    08/06/2020
    Kitsap Transit
    Kitsap Transit
    Deckhand (6 Positions)
    Deckhand (6 Positions)
    Deckhand (6 Positions)
    Bremerton, WA
    Bremerton, WA
    07/31/2020
    07/31/2020
    $68,036
    $68,036
    07/31/2020
    Deckhand-Temporary Indefinite Tenure
    Deckhand-Temporary Indefinite Tenure
    Muscle Shoals, AL
    Muscle Shoals, AL
    07/29/2020
    07/29/2020
    $55,085
    $55,085
    07/29/2020
    Niagara College Canada
    Niagara College Canada
    Deckhand/Feeder
    Deckhand/Feeder
    Deckhand/Feeder
    Smithville, NJ
    Smithville, NJ
    07/03/2020
    07/03/2020
    $34,436
    $34,436
    07/03/2020
    Niagara College Canada
    Niagara College Canada
    Deckhand/Feeder
    Deckhand/Feeder
    Deckhand/Feeder
    Smithville, NJ
    Smithville, NJ
    05/31/2020
    05/31/2020
    $34,436
    $34,436
    05/31/2020
    UIC Government Services and The Bowhead Family of Companies
    UIC Government Services and The Bowhead Family of Companies
    Deckhand
    Deckhand
    Deckhand
    Mobile, AL
    Mobile, AL
    05/23/2020
    05/23/2020
    $29,218
    $29,218
    05/23/2020