Highest pay rates in the industry

Silver Bay Seafoods offers a starting wage of $13 per hour, and all overtime will be paid at 1½ times the starting wage. Experienced seafood industry team members can earn up to $15 per hour.

Long hours

When the fish are swimming, you will be standing and earning! Based on the flow of fish coming in during the season you are likely to work 10, 12,even 16-hour days. And remember, every hour you work overtime will be paid at 1½ times your
normal rate!


Silver Bay Seafoods will provide air transportation from your point of hire to the seafood processing facility in Alaska. Our current points of hire are Seattle, WA and Anchorage, AK. Silver Bay will provide return transportation as well (for
employees in good standing).


Silver Bay provides bunk-house style residences, with 2-6 people of the same gender in each room. Mattress, pillow, linens, blankets and towels are all provided as well. Room and board will only cost you $10 per day. Weekly laundry
services are included as well.


You are working hard, so you need great food! Meals are provided daily on a consistent schedule in the Silver Bay Cafeteria. We focus on preparing healthy, energy-enriched options that taste amazing and keep you going as you work
hard each day.



Must be 18 years old or older.
Must be able to travel to the assigned point of hire (Seattle, WA or Anchorage, AK).
Must be available to work the entire season (this can vary depending on the fish and facility).
Must have valid proof of authorization to ​​​​work in the United States.
Must be able to understand and speak basic English.
Must be able to perform repetitive work, stand, bend, twist and constantly work with your hands.
Must be able to work very long hours (up to 12-16 hours a day, 6-7 days a week) in cold, wet and humid conditions.
Must be able to lift heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.) and carry materials from one point to another.
Must be able to work well in close proximity  with others. 


What are the hourly rates?

Entry level employees start at $13 per hour, but experienced seafood industry team members can earn as much as $15 per hour, based on the number of hours you have worked in the industry.

What types of jobs are available?

There are various roles in the processing facilities, and you will have lots of options to advance (seafood processors, processing lead, freezer tech, freezer lead, kitchen member, maintenance tech, maintenance lead, quality control, department supervisor, etc.).

When does the season start & end?

The seasons can vary by facility, but generally herring season runs from March through May and salmon season runs from June through September.

Is housing provided?

Yes, bunk-house style residences with 2-6 members of the same sex together.

Are meals provided?

Yes- meals are provided on a consistent daily schedule.

Is transportation provided?

Silver Bay Seafoods provides air transportation from your point of hire (either Seattle, WA or Anchorage, AK) to and from the various facilities in Alaska where the processing work will occur.

What should I bring?

Personal documentation proving you are legally authorized to work in the US: (PassportLegal Resident CardDriver’s License,  Social Security Card)
Warm clothes
Personal toiletries
Other personal items
If on medications, please bring enough for the entire season
​​​​​​​ Silver Bay will provide you with rain gear and work boots