Out Now - The 2014 Crew Salary Guidelines
The Camper & Nicholsons International Crew Placement Division is pleased to announce that the annual Crew Salary Guidelines for 2014 is now available.
The Caribbean season is well underway, and even in January we feel the Mediterranean season approaching. In the Crew Department at Camper & Nicholsons, we spend these post-holiday months prepping for the busy-ness that will soon be upon us in Antibes. This means tracking down crew to find out their specific preferences and exact availability, contacting Captains to remind them of our services, and cleaning up files to make room for the new jobs and the new talent that will be lining up outside our door.
Another yearly tradition of ours is the re-vamp of our Crew Salary Guidelines. This is an annual chart we create using actual data from the current yachting market. We analyse and average starting salaries for every position, on every size of yacht, in order to create a reference point for Captains and Owners along with anyone else who might be curious. Obviously 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.
Benefits to Captains
For Captains, the guidelines might be interesting to see how the market has changed over the past year, and this information can help hang on to valuable crew members. In general we have found that entry level salaries seem stable while positions of responsibility have demanded slightly higher numbers than in the previous year.
Benefits to Owners
Owners may find this guide useful in establishing appropriate salaries on their yacht or yacht to be.