How To Work On A Fishing Boat?

How much does a fishing boat make?


The average wage for fishermen was $30,220 annually as of May 2011, according to the U.S.

Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This amount is equivalent to $14.53 per hour.

The top 10 percent of fishermen made $42,410 on average annually, equal to $20.39 per hour.

How much do you make working on a fishing boat in Alaska?

Crewmen can earn up to $15,000 per month, or between $20,000 and $50,000, — or more — over the course of a three-month season, according to the Alaska Fishing Employment Center. Most also work the spring snow crab fishery as well and many crabbers clear six figures for the year.

What does a deckhand do on a fishing boat?

On commercial fishing boats, deckhands operate the fishing gear (such as nets and fishing line) and help to haul the fish into the boat. Once the fish are on the boat, deckhands clean and salt the fish and put the catch on ice for the long trip back to land.

How long do fishermen stay at sea?

More on that in a bit. On a longline boat expect to work between 14-20 hours a day, depending on conditions and the catch. Longlining trips typically last between six and 28 days, though 60 day or longer trips are possible on some of the largest boats. Depending on what you are fishing for will determine when you work.