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Fishing Captain Salary

$65,402 (USD)

Average Salary

$31/hr

Average Hourly

$1,890

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 08, 2019

The average pay for a Fishing Captain is $65,402 a year and $31 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Fishing Captain is between $47,106 and $80,574. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of crew aboard fishing vessel: examines fishing gear and life-saving equipment and orders crew to repair or replace defective gear and equipment.
  • Stands watch during specified periods and determines geographical position of vessel upon request of captain, fishing vessel, using loran and azimuths of celestial bodies.
  • Directs activities of workers engaged in capture, preservation, stowing, and refrigeration of fish aboard fishing vessel.
  • Assumes command of fishing vessel in event captain, fishing vessel becomes incapacitated.
  • May locate schools of finfish and other marine life by observation from masthead and relay navigating directions to captain, fishing vessel.
  • May be required to hold license issued by us coast guard.
Fishing Captain Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels

Job family population: 36,390

Estimated population of Fishing Captain jobs: 2,086

Rate of error: 7.0%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$75,819
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 simply 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), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Fishing Captain Job Listings for United States

Training Specialist (Domestic/International)
Nov 20
Lafayette, LA, USA
Metal Shark Boats
Coast Guard-issued Captain's License (100-Ton Near Coastal). * Must possess valid passport and ... aluminum fishing boats for recreational anglers and commercial fishermen. Over the years, the ...
Banquet Server
Nov 8
Adairsville, GA, USA
Barnsley Resort
... or Captain · Maintain clean and orderly back areas, prefunction areas and storage areas · To ... A myriad of outdoor activities include kayaking, canoeing or fishing on one of several peaceful ...
Mechanic Level III
Oct 23
Stuart, FL, USA
Hinckley
Located in the historic Manatee Pocket, a yachting destination renowned for its sport fishing and ... Interact with clients and boat captains to assess and correct problems, demonstrating excellent ...

The average pay for a Fishing Captain is $65,402 a year and $31 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Fishing Captain is between $47,106 and $80,574. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Training Specialist (Domestic/International)
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Coast Guard-issued Captain's License (100-Ton Near Coastal). * Must possess valid passport and ... aluminum fishing boats for recreational anglers and commercial fishermen. Over the years, the ...
Banquet Server
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Adairsville, GA, USA
Barnsley Resort
... or Captain · Maintain clean and orderly back areas, prefunction areas and storage areas · To ... A myriad of outdoor activities include kayaking, canoeing or fishing on one of several peaceful ...
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