Average Deckhand Hourly Pay

Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)

The average hourly pay for a Deckhand is $16.54 in 2024

Hourly Rate
$12 - $24
$103 - $2k
Total Pay
$26k - $57k
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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.
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How do Deckhands Rate Their Jobs?

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
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FAQs About Deckhands

What is the highest pay for Deckhands?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Deckhand is $23.83 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Deckhands?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Deckhand is $12.14 / hour

How can Deckhands increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Deckhand is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Deckhand that oversees more junior Deckhands, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.