Able Bodied Seaman Salary

An Able Bodied Seaman earns an average salary of $53,877 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$35,955 - $95,142
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$95K
MEDIAN: $53,876
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90%

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$14.59 - $25.08
(Median)
$15
$20
$25
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$35,955 - $95,142  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,096  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,371 - $91,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $25.08  
   
Overtime
$4.30 - $37.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,096  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$35,371 - $91,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Able Bodied Seaman

An able bodied seaman helps ensure the safe operation of boats and large ships. The seaman should have knowledge of vessel operation and maintenance to assist in carrying out service, maintenance and repairs. Another important duty is overseeing the safety of the vessel, including maintaining security and making sure that the work areas are clear of hazards. When hazards are encountered, the seaman should clear them if possible and report the hazards to a higher ranking officer. The seaman also loads and unloads cargo, supplies, equipment and passengers, as well as helps moor and dock vessels. During the voyage, the seaman carries out various duties as assigned; some positions require the seaman to steer the vessel and look out for obstructions that might hinder it.

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Pay by Experience Level for Able Bodied Seaman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Able Bodied Seaman Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%
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