Yachting Industry Salary Guidelines
Here is an average of the salary range you may expect to get onboard. Remember this is just a guideline and that every program is different. Some private yachts have a performance based bonus and salary review annually.
Crew from a charter yacht could get a tip, anywhere from 5 to 20% of the overall charter fee. This is not compulsory.
Finally, it is also worth noting that it is not just your position and qualifications that dictate your salary, but also your industry experience and longevity that have a huge impact.
|Position | Boat Size||70'-100'||100'-120'||120'-140'||140'-160'||160' +|
|Yacht Captain||65k-120k||100k - 130k||120k - 140k||130k - 155k||145 +|
|First officer / Mate||35k to 50k||45k - 60k||55k - 65k||65k - 80k||75k +|
|Second Mate / Bosun||25k - 30k||25k - 35k||40k - 50k||40k -50k||40k - 55k+|
|Deckhand||25k - 30k||25k - 35k||35k - 45k||35k - 45k||40k +|
|Chief Engineer||30k - 35k||40 - 55k||55k - 80k||75k - 95k||85k - 105k|
|Second Engineer||n/a||n/a||n/a||55k - 65k||50k - 75k|
|Chief Stewardess||30k - 45k||40k - 55k||45k - 60k||55k - 70k||65k+|
|Second Stewardess||n/a||30k - 40k||35k - 45k||40k - 55k||40k - 50k|
|Laundry / Junior Stew||28k - 35k||30k - 38k||30k - 38k||35k - 40k||35k - 40k|
|Yacht Chef||40k - 50k||50k - 60k||55k - 75k||65k - 80k||75k - 100k|
|Yacht Crew / Delivery / Junior Chef||40k - 50k||50k - 60k||45k - 60k||45k - 60k||45k - 65k|