Deckhand Salary

Men account for the majority of Deckhands in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $36K per year. Compensation ranges between $22K and $54K per year. Geographic location and career length 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 the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by just over a half. Most Deckhands are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,045 - $61,264
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$61K
MEDIAN: $36,040
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50%
90%

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$9.75 - $20.38
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,045 - $61,264  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
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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$22,200 - $54,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $20.38  
   
Overtime
$12.49 - $34.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
   
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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$22,200 - $54,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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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 2%

National Average
$33,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 31%
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