The average salary for a Tug Boat Deckhand is $32,206 per year.

$32,427 - $50,868
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$35K
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MEDIAN: $35,265
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$11.19 - $15.13
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$13
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,265  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,427 - $72,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.68  
   
Overtime
$17.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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$23,427 - $72,027  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Job Description for Tug Boat Deckhand

Of the many types of vessels that sail the rivers and seas, the tugboat is one of the least glamorous and exciting. Yet, there are few that are more vital to maintaining the smooth operation of maritime commerce and operation. Mammoth naval vessels, cruise liners, and other large water craft require the assistance of tugboats in order to safely dock, and a tug boat deckhand is a crew member responsible for many of the topside tasks that are vital to the safe operation of the vessel.

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What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Tug Boat Deckhand in Portland:
"Wish I had known about the shipmate politics."
Work hard, learn how to handle/splice/and tie knots in lines.

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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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