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The 2015 Salary Survey — Extended Tables
Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 7:38 PM
Joined: 01/05/2008
Posts: 66

Dockwalk tackled its most extensive salary poll to date. In addition to the monthly salary ranges provided by 13 crew agencies, more than 1,750 captains and crew responded to the online poll at

The tables below show both data. The “agency range” shows the average lows and average highs of all ranges provided by the agencies. Following are the online poll results from individual working captains and crew; the “poll range” shows the lowest and highest of all the responses, the “poll average” is calculated from all responses.

Note that not all positions with corresponding boat sizes had enough poll responses to be considered significant; those categories are marked with an asterisk to indicate if fewer than five crew responded in that size range for that position. Several categories had only one response, which is also noted. Large variations in salary ranges could be due to experience.

For 2015, this extended version includes additional crew positions, even if there was only one response, and further breaks down the numbers in the size range below 80 feet and 35 meters and above 180 feet and 60 meters. Please note that crew agencies did not respond in these additional categories.

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Euro Version
Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 11:38 PM
Joined: 02/03/2011
Posts: 11

great to have these results.

 As an engineer on rotation I would be interested to know what the pay is like for other engineers on rotation. Would it be possible to include this in future results or is there not enough data?


Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 2:29 PM
Joined: 19/08/2014
Posts: 67

Hi RedGreenBlue,

Thanks for your comment. Yes, we plan on making some changes next year to include rotational salaries in the survey.


Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 8:43 AM

This confirms some salaries are much the same or worse slipping.

With some yachts 45, 60, 90, 120, 180 days leave, to allow for rotation the table needs to be much bigger and show work on some ratio of what you are earning whilst onboard working. It will be a complex survey.

Hands up if you are getting hammered by the Euro!!!!!wink 

Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 1:40 PM
Joined: 09/08/2011
Posts: 2

Hillary wrote:

Hi RedGreenBlue,

Thanks for your comment. Yes, we plan on making some changes next year to include rotational salaries in the survey.


Hillary it would be helpful to get a feel for the length of service and/or experience re the position and salary.  I know a lot but would give some key info especially around positions like Captain, Engineer, Head Stew, maybe some deckhand/mate positions.    Especially given some of the ranges of the reported compensation.   Thanks for a great service.  

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