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Deckhand Salary

A sizeable majority of Deckhands in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $35K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $22K, and the higher rates verge on $53K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a little more than half have dental, too. Most Deckhands report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,062 - $61,157
(Median)
$23K
$35K
$61K
MEDIAN: $35,498
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50%
90%

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$9.69 - $20.30
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,062 - $61,157  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,963  
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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$21,706 - $53,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $20.30  
   
Overtime
$11.97 - $34.80  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,963  
   
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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$21,706 - $53,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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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 16%

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
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 28%
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