Deckhand Salary

A sizeable majority of Deckhands in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $36K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $22K and $54K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and slightly more than half claim dental coverage as well. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported.

$23,769 - $61,402

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$9.73 - $20.25

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,769 - $61,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$21,950 - $54,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $20.25  
   
Overtime
$12.53 - $34.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
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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$21,950 - $54,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 31%
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