Bringing in the most money are Directors of Operations — their earnings average $110K annually. Senior Copywriters are a close second at $82K along with Revenue Managers ($73K) and Financial Analysts (around $58K). On the lower end are Waiters or Waitresses at approximately $14K on average.
Residents of Tampa, Fla. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $69K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Miami, Fla. (around $67K) and New York, N.Y. (approximately $50K). Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $63K annually) in Florida.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $64K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $56K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Norwegian Cruise Lines folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average about $69K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $42K annually. It pays to have a Master of Accounting (MAcc) at Norwegian Cruise Lines — these employees make the most at $83K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Operations Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $108K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Norwegian Cruise Lines is Microsoft Excel; just under a fifth of employees use it for work. Some other standard skills here are Financial Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
29 percent receive paid vacation, and only 19 percent get sick leave. A majority of employees take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Norwegian Cruise Lines sponsors. A fair number of respondents receive health insurance, and a majority of survey participants get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes flexible hours, stock options, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.