Shrimp farmer - Salary and Career
Aquatic Animal Breeders

Shrimp farmer - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They handle and feed aquatic animals. They control the aquatic environment, monitor and build aquatic facilities. They organize breeding of aquatic animals and take care of their sanity. They plan breeding, benefit and commercialize aquatic animals.

How much does an Shrimp farmer earn

A Shrimp farmer earns between $829 and $1.811 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.119 and a median salary of $1.100 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 797 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Shrimp farmer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.119 13.422 280 5
1º Quartile 829 9.952 207 4
Median Salary 1.100 13.200 275 5
3º Quartile 1.381 16.575 345 7
Higher Salary 1.811 21.733 453 9

Professional job categories

  • Agricultural, forestry and fisheries workers
    • fishermen and forestry extractors
      • fishermen and hunters
        • aquatic animal breeders

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Main workplaces

Aquatic Animal Breeders these occupations are performed by workers with a formal contract, employed in nurseries. Only the mussel breeder works on his own. The work is in a team, with permanent supervision. Mussel and turtle farmers are subject to occasional supervision. The work is carried out in the open, during the day. Shrimp, alligator, mussel, oyster and fish farmers are subject to climate variation. Shrimp, mussel, oyster and fish farmers spend long periods in the water to perform their duties.

What does it take to work in the field of Aquatic Animal Breeders

Schooling for all occupations is at elementary level. For alligator, mussel and chelonian breeders, access is free, with no previous experience required. For shrimp, oyster, fish and frog farmers, the full exercise of the activities requires a year of experience. No professional qualification is required, except for mussel and fish farmers, who complete up to two hundred hours of basic professional training.

Functions and activities of Shrimp farmer

Aquatic Animal Breeders must:

  • building aquatic facilities;
  • handling water animals;
  • build aquatic facilities;
  • feeding aquatic animals;
  • build water facilities;
  • plan aquatic animal breeding;
  • plan aquatic animal husbandry;
  • monitor aquatic facilities;
  • care for the health of aquatic animals;
  • benefit aquatic animals;
  • caring for the health of aquatic animals;
  • trade aquatic animals;
  • organize reproduction of aquatic animals;
  • building water facilities;
  • control aquatic environment;
  • monitor aquatic installations;
  • feed aquatic animals;
  • commercialize aquatic animals;
  • monitor water facilities;
  • handling aquatic animals;
  • demonstrate personal skills;

  • Activities

    • take the skin of fish, frogs and alligators;
    • launch feed in ponds;
    • pack frogs;
    • providing environmental impact study;
    • grow plants to feed turtles;
    • calculate daily feed consumption;
    • fillet fish;
    • provide fasting for fish, frogs, shrimp and alligators;
    • monitor visits to aquatic facilities;
    • build net tank;
    • control water salinity;
    • control water temperature;
    • install protective screens;
    • control air temperature and humidity;
    • applying medication topically;
    • examine behavior of aquatic animals;
    • collect mussels;
    • classify animals;
    • shim ponds and tanks;
    • renew water from ponds, tanks and stalls;
    • pack fish;
    • work as a team;
    • build nurseries;
    • applying medication orally;
    • classify animals;
    • pack mussels;
    • improvise in adverse situations;
    • contact producers for partnerships;
    • build siege;
    • pack shrimp;
    • plowing nurseries;
    • distribute feed in feeders;
    • assist induction of reproduction by application of hormones;
    • collecting oysters;
    • pack alligators;
    • building longlines;
    • repair longline;
    • calculate project cost and benefit;
    • diluting medicines in water;
    • check tray markers;
    • identify sick animals;
    • prepare feed;
    • mate breeding frogs in pens;
    • plow nurseries;
    • have manual dexterity;
    • identify natural resources;
    • clear ponds and tanks;
    • check feed quantity in stocks and silos;
    • grow plankton;
    • set breeding system;
    • transport aquatic animals for commercialization;
    • clean mussels;
    • collect alligator eggs;
    • shrimp fillet;
    • supervise points of sale;
    • define aquatic species;
    • ozonize water;
    • anesthetize frogs and alligators by thermal shock;
    • repair gates;
    • build mats;
    • sterilize ponds, tanks and stalls;
    • slaughter alligators;
    • disinfect feeders and nets;
    • repair nets and screens;
    • untap turtles;
    • buy feed;
    • slaughter shrimp by thermal shock;
    • have physical strength to repair water facilities;
    • control soil ph;
    • killing fish by heat shock;
    • fishing fish;
    • provide fasting of fish, frogs, shrimp and alligators;
    • brush trays and screens;
    • install filters;
    • repair channels;
    • sell products at fairs, exhibitions and commercial establishments;
    • install theft protection system;
    • grind fish;
    • build tanks;
    • introduce oyster larvae collectors on mats;
    • arrange project development;
    • return oysters in sieges;
    • collect plankton;
    • settle ponds with larvae;
    • fertilize ponds;
    • determine production standard;
    • repair nets and screens;
    • deposit spawning frogs in hatching tanks;
    • clean ponds, ponds and stalls;
    • research input supplier market;
    • collect spawn of frogs;
    • negotiate prices;
    • research consumer market for aquatic animals;
    • identify the sex of alligators and turtles;
    • collect oyster larvae;
    • set grow place;
    • scaling area of cultivation;
    • remove predators, competitors and dead animals;
    • clear ponds and ponds;
    • build feeders;
    • pack oysters;
    • killing turtles;
    • assistant to remove eggs and semen by extrusion;
    • build bays;
    • install waterworks;
    • isolate animals for treatment and quarantine;
    • control water ph;
    • scaling crop area;
    • debug oysters;
    • mixing eggs and semen;
    • applying medicines to fish by dipping;
    • clear enclosures, poles and longline;
    • control water oxygen level;
    • improvise in adverse situations;
    • count animals;
    • check amount of feed in stocks and silos;
    • transferring animals between tanks, ponds and nets;
    • disclose products in the media;
    • casting shrimp;
    • killing frogs;
    • install electrical system;
    • define work team;
    • incubate eggs;
    • weighing alligators;
    • repair dikes;
    • releasing rockets;
    • supervise feeding times;
    • assist in the selection of sires and breeders;
    • measure animals;
    • select oyster larvae;
    • building nurseries;
    • repair networks and screens;
    • show sensitivity to aquatic animals;
    • introduce mussel larvae collectors;
    • harvesting frogs;
    • adding brine shrimp cysts in tanks;
    • define machinery and equipment;
    • weighing animals;
    • control water turbidity;

    Sectors that hire Shrimp farmer the most in the job market

    • bringing shrimps in salt and brackish water
    • freshwater shrimp breeding
    • wholesale of fish and seafood
    • fishmonger
    • breeding fish in salt and brackish water
    • fish breeding in freshwater
    • terrain preparation, cultivation and harvesting service
    • support activities for aquaculture in salt and brackish water
    • hotels
    • breeding cattle for beef

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