Superyacht crew salaries

Reported Averages for Superyacht Crew Positions listed in Thousands of Dollars US per Year

Length of Superyacht

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

 

  • Samples of current industry wage standards are subject to change without notification..
  • Wages also vary depending on the specific qualification of the employee, the operation status of the yacht, whether private or charter, the 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.)
  • Each Yacht has the option to transact in the currency convenient to its operation. You may be paid in a currency other than US dollars.
  • Most yachts 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.