The average salary for an Able Bodied Seaman is $51,241.
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Job Description for Able Bodied Seaman
An able bodied seaman helps ensure the safe operation of boats and large ships. The seaman should have knowledge of vessel operation and maintenance to assist in carrying out service, maintenance and repairs. Another important duty is overseeing the safety of the vessel, including maintaining security and making sure that the work areas are clear of hazards. When hazards are encountered, the seaman should clear them if possible and report the hazards to a higher ranking officer. The seaman also …Read more
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Pay by Experience Level for Able Bodied Seaman
An entry-level Able Bodied Seaman with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,132 based on 6 salaries. An early career Able Bodied Seaman with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,712 based on 37 salaries. A mid-career Able Bodied Seaman with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,555 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Able Bodied Seaman with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,996 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $50,000.
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Employees with Able Bodied Seaman in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 56.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New Orleans, Louisiana (36.6% more) and San Diego, California (7.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Norfolk, Virginia (4.1% less), New York, New York (4.1% less) and Jacksonville, Florida (2.4% less).
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