Salary for Sailors and Marine Oilers

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Also known as:  Able Seaman, Deck Cadet, Deck Hand, Deckhand, Merchant Mariner, Merchant Seaman, Ordinary Seaman, Sailor, Vessel Ordinary Seaman

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Sailors and marine oilers keep watch and make sure there are no obstructions in the path of their ship. They may also measure water depth, rig or perform a variety of maintenance tasks or other related work. These positions usually require a high school diploma or GED or above. Once hired, a new sailor will need up to one year of formal training before beginning work officially.

A Sailor or Marine Oiler will normally receive a salary between $25,710 to $78,190 based on tenure and industry expertise. get an average salary of fifty-five thousand six hundred and eigthy dollars yearly.

receive the highest salary in Maryland, which has average wages of close to about $58,050. People in this career receive the best pay in Manufacturing, where they can earn an average salary rate of $62,550.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 82.51 percent nationwide in that time.

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Sailors and Marine Oilers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Manufacturing
$62,550
Transportation and Warehousing
$58,350
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$52,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,260
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$51,660
Public Administration
$49,320

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$35,080
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$43,990
Construction
$45,890
Educational Services
$46,000
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$47,920
Public Administration
$49,320