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Are you earning enough? - Superyacht Salaries

As a crewmember on a superyacht, you know it is not all about the glamorous lifestyle. There is a lot of hardwork that is done on and off the boat.
Now even though it's not all about the money, you should be rewarded for your hard work.

Here are some guidelines:

Position
Captain
It is the captains responsibility to drive the yacht and manage the crew. Furthermore, the captain will have to have a huge amount of seafaring knowledge and be able to deal with a range of people from owners to contractors to guests and crew.
70' to 100' : $65 - $110,000
100' to 130' : $90 - $140,000
130' to 160' : $120 - $180,000
160' to 190' : $150 - $210,000
190' + : $200,000+


First Officer
The first officer is the second in command in the line of authority to the captain. The first officer must be capable of assuming control of the yacht if required. They must ensure that everything on the exterior of the boat looks and works perfectly. The first officer is also expected to train and supervise the deck crew.
70' to 100' : $48 - $60,000
100' to 130' : $52 - $65,000
130' to 160' : $60 - $80,000
160' to 190' : $75 - $95,000
190' + : $80,000+


Chief Engineer
The chief engineer supervises all the technical equipment on board. The chief engineer needs to be able to find faults quickly, to find solutions quickly and communticate these clearly.
70' to 100' : $52 - $62,000
100' to 130' : $62 - $80,000
130' to 160' : $80 - $110,000
160' to 190' : $100 - $150,000
190' + : $120,000+


Chef
The chief of the Galley is in charge of all cooking onboard.
70' to 100' : $36 - $52,000
100' to 130' : $42 - $55,000
130' to 160' : $52 - $72,000
160' to 190' : $60 - $80,000
190' + : $75,000+


Deckhand
The responsibility of the exterior usually falls with the deckhand. The deckhand is answerable to the first officer or bosun. If the vessel has neither of those then they answer to the captain.
70' to 100' : $30 - $42,000
100' to 130' : $36 - $48,000
130' to 160' : $40 - $52,000
160' to 190' : $42 - $55,000
190' + : $44,000+


Steward(ess)
The steward(ess) is one who manages the domestic concerns of the guests. It is the steward(ess) job to keep the interior of the boat spotless.
70' to 100' : $30 - $48,000
100' to 130' : $42 - $52,000
130' to 160' : $50 - $55,000
160' to 190' : $62 - $70,000
190' + : $65,000+

Image taken from Wolf of Wall Street

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