How much does an Able Seaman make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for an Able Seaman in the United States is $26 as of November 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $23 and $30. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is an Able Seaman?

An Able Seaman (AB) is a naval rating of the deck department of a merchant ship with more than two years' experience at sea and considered "well acquainted with his duty". An AB may work as a watchstander, a day worker, or a combination of these roles. Once a sufficient amount of sea time is acquired, then the AB can apply to take a series of courses/examinations to become certified as an officer....

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Huntington Ingalls - Newport News , VA
Must be able to learn universal hands signals for proper crane operation Basic Qualifications Candidates must be able to climb, work at heights, and lift a minimum of 50 lbs. Must be able to work ...
Monster - 14 days ago
Current Commercial Driver's License (CDL). * Must be able to travel. DESCRIPTION SUMMARY Operates gasoline or diesel powered crane mounted on specially constructed truck chassis to lift and move ...
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Average Hourly Wage

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Able Seaman in the United States. The average hourly rate for Able Seaman ranges from $23 to $30 with the average hourly pay of $26. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $23 to $32 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $27.

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