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Good Owner, Bad Owner

Salary Snapshot

By Kim Kavin — August 2003

 
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• Part 1: Yacht Owners
• Part 2: Yacht Owners
• Part 3: Yacht Owners
• Salary Snapshot

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One surefire way to send good crew screaming is to underpay them. While salary levels differ based on many variables—LOA, the yacht’s use as a private or charter vessel, the crew member’s qualifications, insurance, and other benefits—the range of pay that good crew expect falls within the following guidelines, according to crew-placement experts at Camper & Nicholsons International and International Yacht Collection:

LOA

Job Title

Annual Salary

100-120 feet

Captain
Engineer       
Chef
Mate
Chief Stew
Stew/Deckhand

$81,000-120,000
$40,000-65,000
$45,000-60,000
$38,000-55,000
$32,000-42,000
$24,000-32,000

120-140 feet

Captain
Engineer
Chef
Mate
Chief Stew
Stew/Deckhand

$97,000-140,000
$55,000-81,000
$54,000-65,000
$43,000-60,000
$38,000-50,000
$24,000-32,000

140-200 feet

Captain
Chief Engineer       
2nd Engineer
1st Officer
Chef
Sous Chef
Mate
Chief Stew
Stw/Deckhand

$108,000-175,000
$60,000-113,000
$49,000-81,000
$48,000-87,000
$60,000-87,000
$36,000-54,000
$30,000-75,000
$49,000-65,000
$24,000-40,000

200 feet and up Captain
Chief Engineer   
2nd Engineer
1st Officer
Chef
Sous Chef
Mate
Chief Stew
Stew/Deckhand
$172,000 and up
$113,000 and up
$81,000 and up
$87,000 and up
$87,000 and up
$54,000 and up
$75,000 and up
$65,000 and up
$32,000 and up
   
—K.K.

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This article originally appeared in the July 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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