Salary for Fishers and Related Fishing Workers

Also known as:  Commercial Crabber, Commercial Fisher, Crab Fisher, Crabber, Fishing Boat Captain, Lobster Catcher, Seaweed Harvester, Shellfish Dredge Operator, Wild Oyster Harvester

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Fishers and Related Fishing workers use various pieced of equipment to catch fish or other aquatic creatures from oceans, lakes and rivers. Job duties include loading and unloading equipment and supplies, anchoring fishing equipment into the water, washing decks and other equipment and returning unwanted craters to the water. There is no experience or educational requirements in place for fisherman, though related functions may require a two-year degree. In order to be a fisher you should enjoy the outdoors and water, have patience and persistence and be able to use critical thinking skills.

A Fisher or Related Fishing Worker can get an average pay level somewhere between 16000 - 24000 depending on education and experience. Fishers and Related Fishing Workers will usually earn an average wage of Twenty Six Thousand Three Hundred dollars yearly.

Fishers and Related Fishing Workers are paid at the highest level in Washington, where they can receive a compensation of approximating $32450. This group of professionals are compensated at the highest average salary in Wholesale Trade, where they can receive compensation, on average, of $27880.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 9.97 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Fishers and Related Fishing Workers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Manufacturing
$27,880
Wholesale Trade
$24,410
Transportation and Warehousing
$22,440

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Transportation and Warehousing
$22,440
Wholesale Trade
$24,410
Manufacturing
$27,880