The 2017 Salmon Season Application is now closed and will reopen in January for the 2018 Season!
Thank you for your interest in working at Leader Creek Fisheries. We employ approximately 400 processors during the salmon season, which runs from mid-June until late July (or early August).
We hire a diverse mix of hardworking and motivated men and women from across the country and around the world. The work can be difficult; conditions are often cold, wet, and monotonous, and work can be 16 hours per day for weeks on end. Some days may even call for up to 18 hours of work. This is not a job for everyone, but it has its rewards.
When the plant is running at full capacity, you can expect to work seven days per week from 12 to 16 hours per day. This means the average employee will work about 100 hours per week during peak periods. 40 hours of this are paid at the regular rate and 60 hours are paid at the overtime rate of time and a half (regular rate times 1.5). This can add up quickly. What is more, at Leader Creek you have very few expenses.
Housing and meals are provided free of charge. We also provide airfare to Leader Creek from anywhere in Alaska, or from Seattle. You can find more specific information about what you can expect (and what is expected of you) at Leader Creek by visiting the FAQs.
Thank you again for your interest!