Aquaculture Worker

Code: 45-2093.00

Also known as: Cowboy, Farm Hand, Farrowing Worker, Herdsman, Livestock Handler, Milking Worker, Ranch Hand, Rancher, Vaccinator, Wrangler

Description: Aquaculture Workers assist fishers and aquaculture farmers in the operation of shellfish, finfish and aquatic plant farms as well as hatcheries. They are responsible for maintaining equipment, monitoring water conditions and feeding animals. Generally, one needs a high school degree and relevant study in aquaculture to pursue this field. Depending on the state, you may also be required to obtain certification or a license.

Aquaculture Worker

Typical wages

10% $19,420
25% $23,670
Median $29,130
75% $36,760
90% $46,170
10% $9.34
25% $11.38
Median $14.01
75% $17.67
90% $22.2

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 32,100