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Fish Farmer Salary

$29,393 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Fish Farmer is $29,393 a year and $14 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Fish Farmer is between $22,875 and $34,627. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Fish Farmer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Raises fish for commercial purposes.
  • Strips eggs from female fish and places eggs in moist pans.
  • Adds milt stripped from male fish to fertilize eggs.
  • Fills hatchery trays with fertilized eggs and places trays in incubation troughs.
  • Turns valves and places baffles in troughs to adjust volume, depth, velocity, and temperature of water.
  • Transfers fingerlings to rearing ponds.
  • Feeds high protein foods or cereal with vitamins and minerals to fingerlings to induce growth to size desired for commercial use.
  • Arranges with buyers for sale of fish.
  • Removes fish from pond, using dip net.
  • Counts and weighs fish.
  • Loads fish into tank truck, or dresses and packs in ice for shipment.
  • May perform standard tests on water samples to determine oxygen content.
  • May be designated according to kind of fish raised.
Fish Farmer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Job family population: 190,520

Estimated population of Fish Farmer jobs: 1,216

Rate of error: 1.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty...

Fish Farmer Job Listings for United States

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Sales Associate
Jun 13
Agriculture (Fruits, Grains, Nuts) and Aquaculture (Fish farming and processing).Ability to adapt quickly to fast-paced working environmentStrong self-motivation and willingness to learn and deal ...
Driver Sales
May 21
Hopkins, SC, USA
southland fisheries
Company Description fish farm grow harvest and sale fish for pond stocking.
Independent Sales Representative
Apr 23
Honolulu Fish Company
... and farm raised fish on their menus. Key functions: Cold call list of accounts provided by the company.Connect with the business owner, chef or decision maker and to secure a purchase.Continually ...
ATTP99-10558-Habitat and Access Specialist-Statewide Crew-Casper
May 16
Casper, WY, USA
State of Wyoming
Preference will be given to those with farm or ranch background or experience related to range management, fish and wildlife resource management, habitat development or to those with a baccalaureate ...
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