Superyacht Crew Salaries 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
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How much do I make working on a superyacht?

The superyacht crew salaries listed below are a guideline. Salaries vary depending on each vessel, a candidates specific experience, training, certification, additional skills, etc. This scale can be used as an example to establishing appropriate salaries for yacht crew.

Superyacht crew salary in US Dollars per month.

 

 35 – 45m

 (115 – 150ft)

 45 – 55m

 (150 – 180ft)

 55 – 60m

 (180 – 200ft)

 60 – 70m

 (200 – 230ft)

 70m+

 (230ft+)

 

 Captain

 $7,000 –   $11,000

 $10,000 –   $15,000

 $15,000 –   $18,000

 $18,000+

 $18,000+

 Chief Engineer

 $4,500 - $8,000

 $7,200 – $8,000

 $8,000 –   $10,000

 $9,000 –   $12,000

 $12,000+

 2nd Engineer

             -

 $5,500 – $6,800

 $6,500 – $8,000

 $6,500+

 $8,000+

 3rd Engineer

             -

             -

 $3,500 – $5,000

 $3,500 –   $5,000

 $5,000+

 ETO / AVIT

             -

             -

 $5,000 – $6,500

 $6,000+

 $6,500+

 Chief Officer

 $4,000 – $6,000

 $5,000 – $7,000

 $6,700 – $8,400

 $8,000+

 $8,000+

 2nd  Officer

             -

 $4,500 – $5,500

 $6,000 – $7,500

 $6,500 –   $8,000

 $7,000+

 3rd Officer

             -

             -

             -

 $5,000 –   $6,500

 $6,500+

 Bosun

             -

 $3,000 - $6,000

 $3,000 - $6,000

 $3,000 -   $6,000

 $5,000+

 Lead Deckhand

             -

             -

             -

 $3,500 –   $4,000

 $4,000+

 Exp. Deckhand

 $2,800 - $3,400

 $2,800 – $3,400

 $3,100 – $3,900

 $3,000 –   $4,000

 $3,500+

 Junior Deckhand

 $2,000 – $3,000

 $2,000 – $3,000

 $2,000 – $3,000

 $2,000 –   $3,500

 $3,000+

 

 Purser

             -

 $5,500 - $6,500

 $6,000 – $7,500

 $7,000+

 $8,000+

 Head Chef

 $5,000 – $6,500

 $5,500 – $9,000

 $7,200 – $9,500

 $7,500+

 $8,000+

 Sous Chef

             -

 $4,000 – $5,000

 $4,400 – $5,500

 $5,500+

 $6,000+

 Crew Chef

             -

 $3,500 - $5,000

 $3,500 - $5,000

 $3,500 -   $5,000

 $5,000+

 Chief Steward(ess)

 $3,500 – $5,500

 $4,500 – $6,500

 $6,000 – $7,500

 $6,500+

 $7,500+

 Exp. Steward(ess)

 $2,800 – $3,400

 $2,800 – $3,400

 $3,100 – $3,900

 $3,100 –   $3,900

 $3,500+

 2nd Steward(ess)

 $2,500 – $4,500

 $2,500 – $4,500

 $2,500 – $4,500

 $2,500 –   $4,500

 $4,500+

 Junior Steward(ess)

 $2,000 – $3,000

 $2,000 – $3,000

 $2,000 – $3,000

 $2,000 –   $3,000

 $3,000+

What else do I need to know about superyacht crew salaries?

  • Yacht salaries vary and changes without notification.
  • Every yacht is different and may pay your monthly wages in an alternative currency (Euros, USD, etc).
  • Unless otherwise stated in your Seafarers Employment Agreement (SEA), most superyachts will provide health insurance.
  • Majority of yachts will provide food, basic toiletries, uniforms, laundry, transportation and other onboard expenses.
  • Yacht crew schedules vary on each vessel however, four to six weeks paid holiday per year and five to six day work week is standard unless the yacht is on charter or if you're on a rotational schedule.

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