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Old 13 April 2006, 14:43   #1
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Rates of Pay 2

Anybody know what a decent hourly rate of pay would be for a commercially endorsed advanced powerboat instructor would be?

I recently did a (11hrs) days work and I'm being offered 85. Good or bad???


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From 75 to 150 depending on experience .Also depends on how much was charged for the course per person as the school has to make a living as well.
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It was for the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race so I suspect they made a killing!!

Thanks for that. I will go back and ask for 100 next time!!!

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Like any outdoor teaching work the rate of pay doesn't reflect the resposibility or how hard you have worked to get qualified . It sucks
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I normally teach a level 2 at 75 per day and that's only 7hrs p/day,

Thant is about the min that I've heard of for an instructor to charge per day!

But then, It's down to the deal between you and who you work for!!
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But then, It's down to the deal between you and who you work for!!
That was the problem . I used to work as a freelance Kayak instructor . I had worked hard at much expense to gain my qualifications , which to work on the sea take some getting .
You end up as bus driver first aider Tug and general dogs body.
Often i would have school teachers with me as part of school groups and they needed as much care and help as the Kids .
No disrespect to any teacher , but the resposibility was far higher than was expected of them and it was your ass on the line should anything go wrong.

The pay should reflect that but it doesn't because there are no end of people out there who consider the work cool or fun and will work sometimes for nothing to gain experience . The outdoor and training centres use these free workers a lot

When something like the Lyme Bay tragedy occurrs there is a big inquest and it is then the problem becomes apparent .

The only work I ever did where I was fully apreciated and paid properly was for the Armed forces and direct contracts to schools who paid teacher supply rates .
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What i have seem of the marine industry, too many people run as a hobby. And i do agree for the responsibility and qualifications the industry should get paid more
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in a croweded marketplace you get what you can. I don't like to go out for less than 125 a day cos I am hardworking and can entertain the customers quite well also if it's marine stuff like tugging it's also quite hard work. But people don't queue up to pay that when there a people that go out for much less.

The North sea pays me about 3 times that rate so I tend not to bother with it down here and I am going back next weekish (yipee)

I know of a powerboat experience company that I used to work for that pays about 15 an hour and they asked me to find them some new drivers. If you are interested in talking to them I'll happily forward your number to them if you PM it to me. They are sweet peopleby the way!
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Rogue,

Thanks for that. I tend to do a bit of paid work a few times a year on the Thames and I was wondering what to ask for.

The company I work for and I have an excellent relationship and I get asked to work first then I tend to discuss payment after the days work. I know its arse about tit way of doing it but I trust them not to shaft me too much!!

A hundred notes seemed a good price for watching the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race from 6m away!!

Now I know what price to push for next time.

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Chris, I think you can sometimes get a bit more for Thames work.

I'm being paid 350 plus all expenses for 7 days work as camera boat for major feature film on the Thames quite soon.

I didn't know what to ask for but that's what they offered and I'm pretty pleased with that amount.
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