Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Deckhand is $14.52
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Deckhands?
An entry-level Deckhand with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.76 based on 58 salaries. An early career Deckhand with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.47 based on 159 salaries. A mid-career Deckhand with …Read more
What Do Deckhands Do?
"Deckhand" typically refers to a low-ranking sailor who works on a ship and assists in its ongoing maintenance. Deckhands are often employed on commercial ships and occasionally by private ships.
The tasks of a deckhand can vary greatly depending on the type of ship and what work is necessary on a given day, and the deckhand's prior experience may also be a factor. Senior deckhands may have easier jobs, while newer ones may take on tough and dirty-cleaning work as they gain experience and move …Read more
- 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.
- Adjusts steam burning boiler drafts and maintains proper combustion, pressure and water levels in boilers.
- Greases/lubricates bearings, pumps and couplings.
- Operates and cleans oil filtration and centrifuge equipment.