Deckhand Salary

Deckhands in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $37K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $22K, and the top verges on $58K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by just over a half. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction.

$23,980 - $65,739
(Median)
$24K
$37K
$66K
MEDIAN: $36,785
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90%

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$9.80 - $20.76
(Median)
$9
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,980 - $65,739  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,433  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$22,274 - $58,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 173
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $20.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.57  
Overtime
$12.63 - $33.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,433  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$22,274 - $58,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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Job Description for Deckhand

"Deckhand" typically refers to a low-ranking sailor who works on a ship and assists in its ongoing maintenance. Deckhands are often employed on commercial ships and occasionally by private ships.

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Deckhand Tasks

  • 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 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$34,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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