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Shellfish Grower Salary
in United Kingdom

£17,076 (GBP)

Average Salary

£8/hr

Average Hourly

£2,845

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 17, 2020

The average pay for a Shellfish Grower is £17,076 a year and £8 an hour in the United Kingdom. The average salary range for a Shellfish Grower is between £17,076 and £19,203. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United Kingdom.

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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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 2025:
£19,094
5 Year Change:
12 %
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Description: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK or U.K.) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north­western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north­eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Shellfish Grower is £17,076 a year and £8 an hour in the United Kingdom. The average salary range for a Shellfish Grower is between £17,076 and £19,203. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United Kingdom.

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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