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Able Seaman Salary
in Alabama, United States

$43,078 (USD)

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Last updated: March 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Able Seaman is $43,078 a year and $21 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for an Able Seaman is between $31,816 and $52,458. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for an Able Seaman. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Performs following tasks on board ship to watch for obstructions in vessel's path and to maintain equipment and structures: Stands watch at bow or on wing of bridge to look for obstructions in path of vessel.
  • Measures depth of water in shallow or unfamiliar waters, using leadline, and telephones or shouts information to bridge.
  • Turns wheel on bridge or uses emergency steering apparatus to steer vessel as directed by mate, ship.
  • Breaks out, rigs, overhauls, and stows cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear.
  • Overhauls lifeboats and lifeboat gear and lowers or raises lifeboats with winch or falls.
  • Paints and chips rust on deck or superstructure of ship.
  • Must hold certificate issued by us government.
  • When working aboard vessels carrying liquid cargoes, must hold tanker operator's certificate.
  • May stow or remove cargo from ship's hold.
  • May be concerned with only one phase of duties, as maintenance of ship's gear and decks or watch duties.
Able Seaman Job Prevalence in Alabama, United States

Job family: Sailors and Marine Oilers

Job family population: 30,940

Estimated population of Able Seaman jobs: 10,553

Rate of error: 6.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Able Seaman Job Listings for Alabama, United States

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