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Fishers and Related Fishing Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of fishers and related fishing workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of fishers and related fishing workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The fishers and related fishing workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Fishers and Related Fishing Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,960
25th Percentile Wage
$21,030
50th Percentile Wage
$28,310
75th Percentile Wage
$42,110
90th Percentile Wage
$48,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fishers and related fishing workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) fishers and related fishing workers is $48,230. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,960. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 168% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fishers and related fishing workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$28,310
4.24% -18.09%
2016
$27,110
-0.85% -
2015
$27,340
-28.93% -
2014
$35,250
-0.06% -
2013
$35,270
5.22% -
2012
$33,430
- -

Table 2. Fishers and Related Fishing Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of fishers and related fishing workers in 5 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for fishers and related fishing workers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $42,530. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $21,760).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$42,530
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$36,510
Transportation and Warehousing
$31,500
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$26,160
Manufacturing
$21,760

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Fishers and Related Fishing Workers by States

From the above tables we note that not only fishers and related fishing workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of fishers and related fishing workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,510 to $41,020. The highest paying state for fishers and related fishing workers is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $41,020. The lowest paying state is Texas with a median annual salary of $18,510. For more salary information of fishers and related fishing workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Mississippi
$41,020
Wisconsin
$35,780
Alaska
$31,610
Florida
$31,340
Washington
$30,550
Virginia
$29,840
California
$29,660
Texas
$18,510



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