Average Deckhand Hourly Pay

$13.99
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$990
Bonus
$100
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The average hourly pay for a Deckhand is $13.99.
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$10.08
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$13.99
90%
$20.81
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$10 - $21
Bonus
$253 - $2,987
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$0 - $100
Total Pay
$22,915 - $53,269
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What Do Deckhands Do?

Deckhand Tasks
  • 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.

Job Satisfaction for Deckhand

3.6 out of 5
(45)
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Popular Employer Salaries for Deckhand

The top respondents for the job title Deckhand are from the companies Marquette Transportation.Reported salaries are highest at Marquette Transportation where the average pay is $11.25. Marquette Transportation pays the lowest at around $11.25.

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What Are Popular Skills for Deckhands?

Skills in Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training, Safety Compliance, Cleaning and Maintenance.

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 $12.74 based on 67 salaries. An early career Deckhand with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.86 based on 215 salaries. A mid-career Deckhand with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.97 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Deckhand with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.77 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Deckhand in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 9.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (7.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (17.9% less), New Orleans, Louisiana (17.4% less) and St. Louis, Missouri (14.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 402 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.7%
Early Career
53.5%
Mid Career
18.2%
Experienced
10.2%
Late Career
1.5%