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Fish Cleaner Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$31,256 (USD)

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The average pay for a Fish Cleaner is $31,256 a year and $15 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Fish Cleaner is between $31,199 and $36,599. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • Cleans fish aboard ship or ashore, performing any combination of following tasks, alone or as member of crew: scrapes scales from fish with knife.
  • Cuts or rips fish from vent to throat with knife, and tears out viscera and gills.
  • Cuts off head of fish with knife, drops head in tub, and slides fish along table to next worker.
  • Washes blood from abdominal cavity by dropping fish in tub of water or by use of hose, and removes discolored membrane from abdomen lining with knife, spoon, scraper, glove, or piece of burlap.
  • Cuts gashes along sides of fish to facilitate salt penetration during curing.
  • Cuts fish behind gill slits, draws knife along backbone and ribs to free fillet (boneless portion of flesh), lays fillet skinside down on table, and draws knife laterally between skin and flesh to remove skin.
  • Slices flesh from bones in fletches (longitudinal quarter sections) for further processing into boneless slices of fish.
  • Unloads catch from fishing vessels laborer, wharf.
  • May pack fish in containers.
  • May remove slime from fish preparatory to canning and be designated slimer.
  • May clean, dress, wrap, label, and store fish for guests at resort establishments and be designated fish housekeeper.
  • May fillet fish and be designated fish filleter.
Fish Cleaner Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Job family population: 153,280

Estimated population of Fish Cleaner jobs: 14,732

Rate of error: 2.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Fish Cleaner Job Listings for New York-Manhattan, New York

Parking Lot Attendant
Apr 8
Bronx, NY, USA
Sammy's Fish Box Restaurant
Applicant MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE and clean driving record. Sammy's Fish Box Restaurant is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive ...
Jun 20
Moonachie, NJ, USA
Express Employment Professionals
Company in Bergen County is seeking qualified candidate that will be working in a fish processing ... Candidate will also perform general clean up work such as cleaning equipment, tables,and floors.
Jun 8
New York, NY, USA
Compass Group
Experience with pasta preparation, fish preparation and cookery, plating/garnishing, or vegetable ... Cleans kitchen after preparation and serving, maintaining high standards of cleanliness. Stores or ...
Retail Associate Pets and Pet Supplies
May 28
North Brunswick, NJ, USA
Katies Pet Depot
General Sore Maintenance - Keeping the store clean and in good order The position requirements ... In addition to foods and supplies we sell tropical fish, small birds, reptiles and small animals.
Line Cook
Apr 25
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Cleaning * Cutting vegetables * Fabricating fish and seafood Desired Qualifications * Knowledge and/or interest of Japanese cuisine / language * Knife Sharpening More detail about OKONOMI // YUJI ...
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