Kelp Cutter

Gather kelp from sea bottom, using mower.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Kelp Cutters do?

Gathers kelp from sea bottom, using mower: Lowers mower into water from kelp-harvesting boat, and starts mower to cut kelp. Attaches grabhook of winch to kelp after kelp is dropped into bow of boat during harvesting so that kelp can be pulled back to keep load evenly distributed as kelp accumulates in boat.


Should I be a Kelp Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Kelp Cutter

    Most Kelp Cutters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9nahaa&chl=no+college+%2874%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||bachelor%27s+%289%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,74,74
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