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Clam Grower Salary
in British Columbia, Canada

$28,565 (CAD)

Average Salary

$14/hr

Average Hourly

$4,759

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Clam Grower is $28,565 a year and $14 an hour in British Columbia, Canada. The average salary range for a Clam Grower is between $26,311 and $33,302. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in British Columbia, Canada.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Cultivates and harvests beds of shellfish, such as clams and oysters: lays out and stakes tide flats (ground beneath shallow water near shoreline).
  • Piles up stone, poles, and mud, using farm tractor and hand implements to make dikes to control water drainage at low tide.
  • Removes debris by hand and levels soil with tractor and harrow.
  • Sows spat by hand or with shovel or sets out strings or baskets of shells onto which spat attaches.
  • Covers seeded area with mixture of sand and broken shells or transfers seeded strings or baskets to growing area.
  • Rigs net or star mop (mop of heavy rope yarn) and drags it over bed behind power boat to entangle and remove shellfish predators, such as crabs and starfish.
  • Walks about bed at low tide, and scoops or digs shellfish and piles them onto barge or mud sled, using pitchfork or shovel.
  • Packs shellfish, according to market specifications, in containers and returns small ones to bed.
  • Poles barge to wharf at high tide or pulls it, using boat.
  • Drags mud sled from bed, using tractor.
  • May pour oil around bed and spread oil-treated sand over bed with shovel to form chemical barrier to shellfish predators.
  • May reach from boat with rake-tongs and grope for shellfish by moving handles to open and close tongs.
  • May supervise workers who cultivate and harvest bed.
  • May negotiate with buyers for sale of crop.
  • May be designated according to type of shellfish grown as clam grower; oyster grower.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
$33,115
5 Year Change:
16 %

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