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Oyster Culturist Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$31,199 (USD)

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The average pay for an Oyster Culturist is $31,199 a year and $15 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for an Oyster Culturist is between $31,199 and $35,297. 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

  • 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.
Oyster Culturist Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Fishers and Related Fishing Workers

Job family population: 520

Estimated population of Oyster Culturist jobs: 2

Rate of error: 14.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
12 %


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