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Become A Fishing Vessel Deckhand

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Working As A Fishing Vessel Deckhand

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • Make Decisions

  • $80,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Fishing Vessel Deckhand does

  • Repair and maintain diesel engines.
  • Pick fish, gut fish, ice fish, bait hooks, and clean
  • Worked seasonally as a deckhand aboard several different types of commercial fishing vessels.
  • Perform basic vessel maintenance such as painting, cleaning, changing, oil and filters.
  • Stack cork/lead line during haul Put boat away at end of season, winterize.
  • Sustained working 18 - 22 hours days in a harsh weather and dangerous conditions.
  • Spearheaded cross-functional initiative to achieve successful whole shipments of wild Alaskan salmofrozen and gutted.
  • Interpret weather and vessel conditions to determine appropriate responses.
  • Helped tie up vessels and barges at CNX Marine Terminal piers.
  • Scrubbed and washed outside, painted, grinded and removed any kind of rust off vessel due to salt water.
  • Communicated proficiently with fellow vessel workers and Coast Guard.
  • Steer vessels, utilizing navigational devices such as compasses and sextants, and navigational aids such as lighthouses and buoys.
  • Hooked up hoses for water, fuel, and concrete transfers to offshore platforms and rigs.
  • Perform maritime maintenance (painting, engine room repair basic boat/dock construction, power wash exterior, etc).

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Average Length of Employment
Boat Deckhand 2.3 years
Deckhand 2.3 years
Top Careers Before Fishing Vessel Deckhand
Deckhand 13.0%
Supervisor 5.6%
Server 5.6%
Gunner 5.6%
Volunteer 5.6%
Carpenter 3.7%
Internship 3.7%
Machinist 3.7%
Technician 3.7%
Anchor 3.7%
Pilot 3.7%
Top Careers After Fishing Vessel Deckhand
Deckhand 17.4%
Captain 7.6%
Internship 5.4%
Volunteer 5.4%
Server 5.4%
Technician 4.3%
Carpenter 4.3%
Mate 3.3%
Assistant 3.3%
Cashier 3.3%
Pilot 3.3%

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Average Yearly Salary
$80,000
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$37,000
Min 10%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$173,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Sea Ltd.
Highest Paying City
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a Fishing Vessel Deckhand make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Fishing Vessel Deckhand in the United States is $80,770 per year or $39 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $37,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $173,000.

Real Fishing Vessel Deckhand Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Deckhand, Fishing Vessel F/V Resolution, LLC CA Nov 01, 2012 $50,088
Deckhand, Fishing Vessel F/V Resolution, LLC CA Oct 15, 2011 $50,088
Deckhand, Fishing Vessel F/V Resolution, LLC CA Mar 01, 2011 $44,954
Fishing Vessel Deckhand Purata Trawlers Brownsville, TX May 20, 2016 $38,443
Fishing Vessel Deckhands Purata Trawlers TX May 01, 2014 $37,023
Deckhand/Fishing Vessel Shrimp Header Burnell Marine and Supply, Inc. TX May 01, 2014 $37,023
Deckhand/Fishing Vessel Shrimp Header W & W Dock Company TX May 01, 2014 $37,023
Fishing Vessel Deckhand Predator Fisheries, Inc. MA Mar 24, 2014 $37,023
Deckhand/Fishing Vessel Shrimp Header Burnell Marine and Supply, Inc. TX May 01, 2015 $36,961
Deckhand/Fishing Vessel Shrimp Header W & W Dock Company Palacios, TX Oct 15, 2015 $36,961
Fishing Vessel Deckhand Purata Trawlers TX May 01, 2015 $36,961
Fishing Vessel Deckhand Predator Fisheries, Inc. MA Mar 01, 2015 $36,961
Deckhand/Fishing Vessel Shrimp Header W & W Dock Company TX May 01, 2015 $36,961
Deckhand, Fishing Vessel Hans Im Glueck, Inc. FL Oct 01, 2012 $34,957
Fishing Vessel Deckhand Salt Pond Fisheries Inc. RI Mar 01, 2013 $34,644
Deckhand, Fishing Vessel Predator Fisheries Inc. MA Mar 01, 2011 $33,684
Fishing Vessel Deckhand Predator Fisheries, Inc. MA Mar 01, 2013 $31,743
Deckhand/Fishing Vessel Shrimp Header W & W Dock Company TX May 01, 2013 $30,324
Fishing Vessel Deckhands. (Shrimp/Headers) Purata Trawlers TX May 16, 2013 $30,324
Deckhand, Fishing Vessel Predator Fisheries, Inc. MA Mar 01, 2012 $30,011
Deckhand, Fishing Vessel Omega Protein, Inc. LA Apr 03, 2012 $27,987
Deckhand, Fishing Vessel Stone Mountain, Inc. TX Apr 15, 2012 $27,987
Deckhand, Fishing Vessel Omega Protein, Inc. DBA Omega Protein LA Apr 01, 2011 $22,080
Deckhand, Fishing Vessel Shrimp Vessel Challenge, Inc. TX Apr 01, 2011 $22,080
Deckhand, Fishing Vessel Cruzito, Inc. TX Apr 01, 2011 $22,080
Deckhand, Fishing Vessel Stone Mountain, Inc. TX Apr 01, 2011 $22,080
Deckhand, Fishing Vessel Si Se Puede, Inc. TX Apr 01, 2011 $22,080
Deckhand, Fishing Vessel Linwood Trawlers, Inc. TX Apr 01, 2011 $22,080
Deckhand, Fishing Vessel Russell Trawling, Co. TX Apr 01, 2011 $22,080
Deckhand, Fishing Vessel Libertad Fisheries, Inc. TX Apr 01, 2011 $22,080

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Top 10 Best States for Fishing Vessel Deckhands

  1. Alaska
  2. Iowa
  3. District of Columbia
  4. North Dakota
  5. Maine
  6. Minnesota
  7. Wisconsin
  8. New Hampshire
  9. Nebraska
  10. West Virginia
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Fishing Vessel Deckhand Demographics

Gender

Male

75.6%

Female

16.3%

Unknown

8.1%
Ethnicity

White

67.9%

Hispanic or Latino

10.8%

Black or African American

8.8%

Unknown

6.7%

Asian

5.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Dakota

33.3%

German

33.3%

Spanish

33.3%

Fishing Vessel Deckhand Education

Schools

University of Alaska Fairbanks

11.8%

Western Washington University

8.8%

University of Pittsburgh -

8.8%

Central Washington University

5.9%

Washington State University

5.9%

University of Mississippi

5.9%

University of Idaho

5.9%

Nunez Community College

5.9%

Colorado State University

5.9%

Oregon State University

5.9%

Ohio State University

2.9%

University of Colorado at Boulder

2.9%

Refrigeration School Inc

2.9%

University of Florida

2.9%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

2.9%

University of North Alabama

2.9%

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

2.9%

Highline Community College

2.9%

Rutgers University-Camden

2.9%

Tulane University

2.9%
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Majors

Business

15.2%

Automotive Technology

6.5%

Mechanical Engineering

6.5%

Political Science

6.5%

Management

4.3%

Psychology

4.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.3%

Social Sciences

4.3%

Geology

4.3%

Hospitality Management

4.3%

Economics

4.3%

Kinesiology

4.3%

Chemistry

4.3%

General Studies

4.3%

Wildlife Management

4.3%

Criminal Justice

4.3%

Construction Management

4.3%

Agricultural Business

4.3%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.2%

Medical Technician

2.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

50.0%

Other

34.2%

Masters

7.9%

Associate

5.3%

Certificate

2.6%
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