Able Bodied Seaman Salary
An Able Bodied Seaman earns an average salary of $50,421 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
|Salary||$34,500 - $92,896|
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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).)
|$38,334 - $90,000|
|Hourly Rate||$12.60 - $26.13|
|Overtime||$5.93 - $38.25|
|Total Pay (||$38,334 - $90,000|
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.Read More...
Often, a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required for these positions, and being a United States Coast Guard-rated able bodied seaman might be needed as well. Experience as a mariner is necessary for many jobs.The able bodied seaman performs a number of physical tasks throughout the day, including prolonged standing, climbing, heavy lifting, bending, stooping, and walking. Since this is a physically strenuous job, minimum physical requirements often exist. Good balance and coordination is important to be able to safely walk on narrow passageways and slippery surfaces, among other things.
Pay by Experience Level for Able Bodied Seaman
Pay by Experience for an Able Bodied Seaman has a positive trend. An entry-level Able Bodied Seaman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Able Bodied Seaman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Able Bodied Seaman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 22 salaries. An Able Bodied Seaman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 10 salaries.
Key Stats for Able Bodied Seaman
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