Working for Us

Effective January 1, 2014, Silver Bay Seafoods has set the starting wage for processors at $10/hr. Experienced processors will be paid at a higher rate.

If you have questions about working for Silver Bay Seafoods, please email Human Resources at

Frequently Asked Questions



Minimum Wage for Processors: $10/hour
For questions or additional information,
please call 206-588-1184
or email



  1. Does Silver Bay Seafoods provide room and board?
  2. Yes, Silver Bay Seafoods provides a bunkhouse-type of housing with 2-5 individuals of the same gender assigned to each room. The buildings are located onsite which, depending on plant location, is just a short walk away from the plant. Each resident will have his/her own bed with a mattress, pillow, linen, blanket, and bath towel.

    You will reside in the company bunkhouse and will share a room with several fellow employees. Meals are provided in the company cafeteria. Room and board is charged for the salmon season, at the rate of $10/day. The amount shall be deducted from the employee's paycheck every payday.

    While housed onsite, employees are expected to follow the company's bunkhouse rules and regulations which are spelled out in the Employee Handbook and will be strictly enforced by the bunkhouse manager. We have zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol both in the workplace and the bunkhouse. Breaking any of the rules will be considered grounds for termination.

    Meals are served cafeteria-style at designated hours of the day. Please note that the kitchen staff will not prepare special meals if you missed your schedule or if you are on a special diet such as vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free.

  3. What documents should I bring?
  4. Legal Documents. Be prepared to present any of the following documents:

    1. US Passport
    2. Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card
    3. Employment Authorization Document
    4. Drivers License or ID card issued by State
    5. ID card issued by federal, state, or local government agencies or entities
    6. School ID card with photograph
    7. Voter's Registration card

    If you present any of the documents numbered 4-7 above, you will also need to present any of the following:

    1. Social Security Card
    2. Certification of Report of Birth/Original or certified copy of birth certificate
    3. Native American tribal document
    4. US Citizen ID Card
    5. Employment authorization document issued by the Dept. of Homeland Security

  5. Do I need to bring my own rain gear and work boots? What other items should I bring?
  6. No, you don't have to bring your own rain gear and boots. You will be provided with rain gear and work boots but you are expected to return these at the end of the season, or upon termination of your employment. If you want to upgrade to a different type of gear, you can do so at your own expense. The company will not compensate you for any additional gear of your preference.

    Warm Clothes. This means clothes that can withstand a wet, cold and humid environment. Layering works well for most people. We provide free laundry service. Given the number of workers in each plant (200-250), however, you cannot have your clothes washed as often as you please. In fact, each room will have a designated laundry day in a given week. You will need to bring several changes of clothes to tide you over for at least a week or so. Try to bring clothes that will survive constant wash and wear or that you are not worried about throwing away at the end of the season.

    Personal toiletries. Bring your own shampoo, bath soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, and other personal hygiene items. The bunkhouse toilets are provided with bath tissues and nothing more. There are no 24/7 convenience stores located near our plants. Usually, by the time you arrive at our plants, it will be late at night or you will be expected to work right away and you won’t have the chance to go to town to grab these items.

    Other personal items. Alarm clocks are optional. But if you don’t want to be late for work, you might want to bring one or perhaps, your cellphone or laptop may be set to wake you up to start your shift. A word of caution though on bringing valuable items like laptops, iPads, iPods, pieces of jewelry, expensive CD/MP3/video players. You will be responsible in securing these items in your own room in the bunkhouse which you will be sharing with four other employees. We don’t provide storage with secured locks due to limited space both in the bunkhouse and the plant. Silver Bay Seafoods will not be obligated to compensate you for any loss or theft of your personal effects. If you insist on bringing those items, it will be at your own risk.

  7. Does Silver Bay Seafoods provide free airfare from my home city to the jobsite?
  8. Yes, Silver Bay Seafoods will provide a prepaid airfare BUT only from your point of hire.

    Your point of hire is Seattle, WA. Silver Bay Seafoods will provide transportation from Seattle to your assigned work location and return transportation provided you have successfully completed your employment or your employment is not terminated for intoxication, fighting, falsification of your employment records or job abandonment.

  9. What does "prepaid airfare" mean?
  10. "Prepaid airfare" means we buy your ticket, provide you the flight details, and all you need to do is show up at the airport. Make sure you have all your trip information before the day for your scheduled departure. If you miss your flight or decide to change your departure date, you will have to pay for the change fee and the difference between the cost of your ticket and the new ticket.

  11. If I'm hired, should I make arrangements for my transportation from the airport/ferry terminal to the jobsite?
  12. Transportation will be arranged by the plant and directions will be communicated to you by the human resources office well in advance of your departure.

Corporate Offices:
208 Lake St. Suite 2E, Sitka, Alaska 99835
Tel. No. (907)966-3110 . Fax. No. (907)966-3115
All Rights Reserved 2014  Silver Bay Seafoods LLC
Last Updated: February 23, 2016