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Deckhand Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Deckhands earn an average of $35K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — around one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a little over a half have dental insurance.

$22,657 - $61,984
(Median)
$23K
$35K
$62K
MEDIAN: $35,269
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50%
90%

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$9.50 - $20.38
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,657 - $61,984  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
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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$21,341 - $53,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.50 - $20.38  
   
Overtime
$10.26 - $34.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
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).
)
$21,341 - $53,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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Job Description for Deckhand

  • Greases/lubricates bearings, pumps and couplings.
  • Operates and cleans oil filtration and centrifuge equipment.
  • Adjusts steam burning boiler drafts and maintains proper combustion, pressure and water levels in boilers.
  • Maintains appropriate levels of lubricant in all main engine and the ship service diesel generator.
  • Reads gauges and other indicators such as fuel oil pressure and temperature.

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Experience Affects Deckhand Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$32,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 27%