$27k $27k
N/A N/A
N/A N/A
3.2/5 3.2/5
H.S. High School

How much does a Commercial Fisherman make in the United States?

Average Commercial Fisherman Hourly Wage in the United States

Commercial Fishermen earn a median hourly wage of $13.14. Hourly wages typically start from $9.02 and go up to $22.30.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Commercial Fisherman Yearly Salary in the United States

Commercial Fishermen earn a median salary of $27,340 per year. Salaries typically start from $18,760 and go up to $46,390.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Learn more about the Commercial Fisherman job market for salaries of real jobs in your area.

Salary Satisfaction

3.4
SCORE
39
RATINGS
Commercial Fishermen average a score of 3.4 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Commercial Fishermen in the 87th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Commercial Fisherman satisfaction

How to Become a Commercial Fisherman

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good commercial fisherman? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Jobs in your area
    • Loading jobs...
    View all jobs →

Commercial Fisherman Earnings by Seniority

Top End Commercial Fisherman Earnings

The highest earning Commercial Fishermen in the United States earn:

$22.30
an hour
$46,390
per year
Senior Commercial Fisherman Earnings

Senior Commercial Fishermen in the United States earn:

$16.90
an hour
$35,150
per year
Experienced Commercial Fisherman Earnings

Experienced Commercial Fishermen in the United States earn:

$13.14
an hour
$27,340
per year
Junior Commercial Fisherman Earnings

Junior Commercial Fishermen in the United States earn:

$10.36
an hour
$21,550
per year
Starting Commercial Fisherman Earnings

Starting Commercial Fishermen in the United States earn:

$9.02
an hour
$18,760
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Find your perfect career

Would you make a good commercial fisherman? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

80% Match?
Take the free career test

Commercial Fisherman salary comparison

Commercial Fishermen earn less than 59% percent of Animals careers. Commercial Fisherman salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in the United States.

Veterinarian Salary $88k
Zoo Endocrinologist Salary $79k
Farmer Salary $70k
Animal Scientist Salary $64k
Zoologist Salary $59k
Fish And Game Warden Salary $52k
Wildlife Enforcement Officer Salary $50k
Animal Breeder Salary $40k
Commercial Fisherman Salary $35k
Animal Control Worker Salary $33k
Exterminator Salary $32k
Veterinary Technologist Salary $31k
Animal Trainer Salary $26k
Veterinary Assistant Salary $24k
Dairy Herdsperson Salary $22k
Animal Caretaker Salary $21k
Source:

Historical salary for Commercial Fishermen in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Commercial Fisherman salary by state

Click on a state to learn more

State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Commercial Fisherman Salary in Washington $14.69 $30,550 # 1
Commercial Fisherman Salary in Alaska $14.64 $30,460 # 2
Commercial Fisherman Salary in Mississippi $14.19 $29,500 # 3
Commercial Fisherman Salary in California $14.26 $29,660 # 4
Commercial Fisherman Salary in Florida $13.13 $27,310 # 5
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good commercial fisherman? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Jobs in your area
    • Loading jobs...
    View all jobs →