Salary for Sailors and Marine Oilers

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 can get a salary ranging between 24000 to 36000 depending on the level of seniority. Sailors and Marine Oilers will most likely receive average salaries of Thirty Seven Thousand Five Hundred dollars yearly.

Sailors and Marine Oilers are compensated highest in Washington, where they can get average pay scales of approximating $45560. People who work inside these careers obtain the highest pay in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, which has an average salary rate of $51310.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 20.35 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Sailors and Marine Oilers tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $51,310
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $48,100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $45,240
Construction $42,320
Public Administration $42,020
Manufacturing $38,370
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $28,230
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $28,450
Educational Services $29,050
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $35,610
Transportation and Warehousing $37,420
Manufacturing $38,370
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