Shrimp - Salary and Career
Aquatic Animal Breeders

Shrimp - 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 earn

A Shrimp 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

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

Aquatic Animal Breeders must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Shrimp 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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