Sponge Hooker

Gather sponges from sea bottom.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sponge Hookers do?

Gathers sponges from sea bottom, using pronged hook attached to end of pole, wading or using boat: Sights sponge, using water glass, inserts hook into base of sponge, and pulls hook to tear sponge from its attachment. Lifts hook and removes sponge.


Should I be a Sponge Hooker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Choker Hooker, Fisher, Sponge Hooking, Hookman, Scallop Raker, Sponge Diver

    How to become a Sponge Hooker

    Most Sponge Hookers 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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