On a vessel of up to 35 meters, a monthly yacht chef salary is between $3,500-4,000 before tips.
This grows with the size of the boat – on 51-65 meter superyachts a salary of $7,500-8,500 per month is average, and on vessels over 100 meters yacht chef jobs can earn you from $8,500-10,000 monthly.
Factors that may positively influence a boat chef’s income include expertise in certain speciality cuisines (what these are will depend on the preference of your yacht), experience provisioning in the specified cruising area and yacht CV wow factors like a Michelin Star head chef role. Conversely, a lack of administrative skills like bookkeeping may somewhat reduce your yacht chef salary.
Rotation workers can expect to earn a slightly higher yacht chef salary than those who are permanent, but rotational employment can also be hard to come by. The majority of boat chefs are in permanent charter or private yacht jobs, with frequent changes in chef tending to provoke onboard upset.