Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Tug Boat Deckhand is $56,441
What Do Tug Boat Deckhands Do?
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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