The average salary for an Ordinary Seaman is $36,000 per year.

$17,756 - $174,524
(Median)
$18K
$36K
$170K
MEDIAN: $36,000
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$11.00 - $21.30
(Median)
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$15
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$17,756 - $174,524  
   
Bonus
$843  
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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$18,253 - $58,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$15.00  
   
Overtime
$30.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$843  
   
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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$18,253 - $58,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Job Description for Ordinary Seaman

Ordinary seamen work at sea on various types of boats and for a number of industries, ranging from fishing and exploration to oil and environmental companies. Although these companies vary in terms of what they do and the roles they expect, there are some common responsibilities in this position. These include mooring and anchoring duties, keeping the ship in working order, fixing machinery, ensuring cleanliness, and being responsible for all rope lines on board.

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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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