Salary for Fishers and Related Fishing Workers

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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 earns a pay level between $24,090 to $48,950 based on tenure level. can earn an average wage of thirty-three thousand three hundred and ten dollars annually.

are paid at the highest level in Alaska, where they receive compensation, on average, of close to $50,560. People in this category of job are paid at the highest average level in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they can earn job pay of $45,000.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 61.50 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

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

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$45,000
Public Administration
$43,490
Utilities
$42,760
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$41,900
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,440
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$38,880

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$30,960
Retail Trade
$31,880
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$32,450
Wholesale Trade
$32,650
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$32,940
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$33,670