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Deckhand Salary

Male Deckhands number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $35K per year in the United States. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and roughly one-half have dental insurance.
$21,959 - $60,000
(Median)
22K
29K
35K
46K
60K
MEDIAN: $34,759
10%
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90%

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$9.71 - $20.53
(Median)
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21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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75%
90%

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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$21,959 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
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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$21,128 - $51,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $20.53  
   
Overtime
$10.26 - $34.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
   
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).
)
$21,128 - $51,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 87
United States (change)

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 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

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
25%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 29%