Salaries for Superyacht Crew

Reported Averages listed in Thousands of Dollars US per Year

Superyacht Crew Earnings (Thousands of US$ per Year)

LOA

80-100ft

(35-40m)

100-120ft

(40-45m)

120-140ft

(45-50m)

140-160ft

(50-55m)

160-180ft

(55-60m)

Captain

70-120

120-132

120-140

140-156

150-180

First Mate/Officer

38-48

48-60

60-66

72-78

78-84

Second Mate/Bosun

na

na

42-48

42-48

44-55

Deckhand

28-32

32-36

36-38

36-38

38-43

Chief Engineer

na

59-67

68-80

76-93

83-103

Second Engineer

na

na

na

55-67

59-77

Chief Steward/ess

31-41

38-49

49-60

56-68

62-74

Second Steward/ess

na

34-39

35-43

39-47

42-52

Junior Steward/ess

30-38

34-39

34-39

35-40

36-41

Chef

40-51

50-59

57-69

63-83

74-95

Sous Chef

na

na

na

47-58

49-62

 

*Salaries listed in thousands of U.S. dollars

 

  • These "Rates" are samples of current industry level standards, compiled by senior industry experts and are subject to change without notification.
  • "Rates" may also vary up or down depending on the specific qualification of the employee, the operation status of the yacht, whether private or *charter, and itinerary of the yacht and other requirements specific to the yacht. *(Charter yachts generally have a lower base salary due to extra income from the charter tips.)
  • For reference, all rates  are in US dollars- Each Yacht has the option to transact in the currency convenient to its operation. You may be paid in the currency other that US dollars.
  • Most yachts today provide health insurance, accident insurance, etc. Unless otherwise stated at time of employment, all crew are responsible for his or her personal income tax- Each crew should investigate rules and regulations and seek official advice and remain current with their national requirements.
  • All yachts are expected to provide food, uniforms, basic toiletries and other on board expenses such as laundry. Personal items are not included.
 

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