SALARY GUIDELINES

Exterior100-120 ft120-140 ft140-160 ft160-180ft180-260 ft
CAPTAIN $7 000 - $9 000 $8 000 - $10 000 $10 000 - $14 000 $12 000 - $15 000 $15 000 & UP
CHIEF ENGINEER
Y1, Y2, Y3
$4 500 - $5 500 $5 000 - $5 500 $5 500 - $7 000 $7 000 - $8 000 $8000 & UP
2ND ENGINEER
Y4,Y3
$4 500 - $5 500 $5 000 - $6 000 $5 000 - $6 000 $5 000 - $6 000 $5 500 & UP
ENGINEERS
UNLICENSED
$4 000 - $4 500 $4 000 - $5 000 $5 000 - $5 500 $5 500 - $6000 $5 500 & UP
2ND & 3RD
ENGINEERS
UNLICENSED
$3 000 - $3 500 $3 000 - $3 500 $3 000 - $4 000 $3 000 - $4 000 $3 000 - $4 500
1ST MATE/
1ST OFFICER
$3 000 - $4 000 $4 000 - $5 000 $4 000 - $5 500 $5 500 - $6 500 $6 500 - $9 000
2ND MATE
OOW
$3 000 - $4 000 $3 000 - $4 000 $3 000 - $4 500 $4 000 - $4 500 $4 500 - $5 000
BOSUN
(YACHTMASTER)
$2 500 - $3 500 $2 800 - $3 000 $3 000 - $3 500 $3 500 - $3 800 $3 500 - $4 500
DECKHAND
WITH EXPERIENCE
$2 500 - $2 900 $2 500 - $2 900 $2 500 - $2 900 $2 500 - $2 900 $2 500 - $2 900
JUNIOR
DECKHAND
$1 800 - $2 400 $1 800 - $2 400 $1 800 - $2 400 $2 000 - $2 400 $2 000 - $2 400

Interior100-120 ft120-140 ft140-160 ft160-180ft180-260 ft
PURSER $3 000 - $3 500 $3 000 - $4 000 $4 000 - $4 500 $5 000 - $5 500 $6 000 & UP
CHEF
$4 000 - $4 500 $4 500 - $5 500 $5 500 - $6 000 $6 000 - $7 000 $7 500 & UP
SOUS CHEF
$2 500 - $3 000 $3 000 - $3 500 $3 500 - $4 000 $4 000 - $4 500 $4 500 & UP
CREW CHEF $2 500 - $3 000 $3 000 - $3 400 $3 500 - $3 500 $3 500 - $4 000 $3 500 - $4 500
CHIEF STEWARD
$3 000 - $4 000 $4 000 - $4 500 $4 500 - $5 000 $5 000 - $6 000 $6 000 & UP
2ND STEW
$2 800 - $3 000 $2 800 - $3 500 $3 000 - $3 500 $3 000 - $3 500 $3 500 - $4 500

Crew
Suggested
Salaries
100-120 ft120-140 ft140-160 ft160-180ft180-260 ft
STEWARDESS
WITH EXPERIENCE
$2 500 - $2 900 $2 500 - $2 900 $2 500 - $2 900 $2 500 - $2 900 $2 500 - $2 900
JUNIOR
STEWARDESS
$1 800 - $2 400 $1 800 - $2 400 $1 800 - $2 400 $2 000 - $2 400 $2 000 - $2 400

Freelance & Deliveries     
CAPTAIN $250 - $450 pd . . . .
CHEF $175 - $300 pd        
DECK CREW
$125 - 175 pd        
STEWARDESSES
$125 - $175 pd        

It is important to note that the suggested salaries only act as a guideline to our crew and rates may vary. Much depends on the crew member’s experience and if the vessel is a charter yacht or privately owned. On charter vessels, crew will receive tips from guests, over and above their salaries. This is usually 10% - 15% of the total cost of the charter. Tips are normally shared equally between all crew members. On privately owned vessels, salaries are often slightly higher, as there are generally no tips.