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Shellfish Grower Salary

$26,105 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Shellfish Grower is $26,105 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Shellfish Grower is between $20,608 and $30,435. 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

  • 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.
Shellfish Grower Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Fishers and Related Fishing Workers

Job family population: 520

Estimated population of Shellfish Grower jobs: 2

Rate of error: 14.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Shellfish Grower Job Listings for United States

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Including but not limited to milk, peanuts, eggs, tree nuts, soy, gluten, fish, and shellfish. ... growing because it improves focus on core/critical activities and can be adapted to the seasonal ...
Electrical Project Manager
Jun 12
Seattle, WA, USA
All Wire Electric, Inc.
... rapidly growing women's business enterprise. All Wire hopes to capture a larger market share by ... On the commercial side, All Wire's projects range from restaurants such as Taylor Shellfish and ...
Jun 21
San Francisco, CA, USA
Compass Group
Are you looking for a job with competitive wages and benefits, one in which you can learn and grow ... Butchers chicken, fish and shellfish as directed. * Bakes bread, rolls, cakes and pastry as course ...
Apr 2
San Francisco, CA, USA
Saison Hospitality Group is growing and looking to hire talented leaders and dedicated line level ... Being seafood focused, live tanks will house fish and shellfish sourced by Saison's fisherman ...
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