An Able Bodied Seaman earns an average salary of $54,646 per year. This job's salary does not change very much with experience.

$35,527 - $104,338
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$100K
MEDIAN: $54,646
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$14.54 - $25.99
(Median)
$15
$21
$26
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,527 - $104,338  
   
Bonus
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$39,244 - $101,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $25.99  
   
Overtime
$7.29 - $38.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$6,000  
   
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).
)
$39,244 - $101,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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

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Experience Affects Able Bodied Seaman Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None:
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