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Superyacht Salary Guide

Published 12/09/2022

Annual superyacht salary guide

There are excellent career opportunities for well-informed, hard-working superyacht crew who are passionate about their work. As you become more experienced you could move into a higher role, for example Steward(ess) to Chief Steward(ess) or Purser, Engineer to Chief Engineer, and so on.

These salary guidelines are based on the current yachting market as of September 2022. Actual salaries will always vary depending on a candidate’s specific experience, training, certification, and additional skills – as well as a particular yacht’s needs.

How much can I earn on a superyacht?

Vessel size 70′ to 100′ 100′ to 130′ 130′ to 160′ 160′ to 190′ 190′ +
Captain €83 – €119,000 €119 – €155,000 €155 – €191,000 €191 – €227,000 €227,000+

First Officer €53 – €65,000 €65 – €77,000 €77 – €89,000 €89 – €94,000 €101,000+

2nd Mate/Bosun €47 – €53,000 €53 – €59,000 €59 – €65,000 €65 – €71,000 €65,000+

Deckhand €41 – €47,000 €47 – €53,000 €53 – €59,000 €59 – €65,000 €59,000+

Chief Engineer €71- €83,000 €83 – €95,000 €95 – €119,000 €119 – €143,000 €143,000+

Chef/Cook €53 – €59,000 €59 – €65,000 €65 – €71,000 €71 – €83,000 €83,000+

Chief Steward(ess)/Purser €53 – €59,000 €59 – €65,000 €65 – €71,000 €71 – €83,000 €83,000+

Steward(ess) €41 – €47,000 €47 – €53,000 €53 – €59,000 €59 – €65,000 €65,000+

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