One question we get asked a lot is how much money do cruise ship crew members make. This varies widely depending on what the position is onboard as well as where they are from. For example, I worked as the Broadcast Technician and being from American started at $1850 per month.
In positions like these, cruise ship employees can make as much as $4,500 a month. Keep in mind though, that these positions are very competitive. One of the top earning positions onboard is that of a cruise director, a position that can command as much as $80,000 per year! Although, the average cruise ship director salary is $50,000 annually.