The Working organisation on-board a Merchant Ship can diversified into 3 different departments.
These Departments are as follows:
DECK OR NAVIGATION DEPARTMENT commanded by MASTER/CAPTAIN.
ENGINE DEPARTMENT commanded by CHIEF ENGINEER.
CATERING DEPARTMENT commanded by CHIEF COOK.
In addition to navigation department CAPTAIN/MASTER is also in-charge of all the departments present on-board a Merchant Ship.
So Generally working organisation on-board a ship looks something like this
Now coming to the salary part generally salary for the same rank can be different on different kind of ships and it also depends upon the shipping company as well as rank experience of the individual.
The Salary Chart can be as follows:
CHIEF OFFICER- 6500$-8000$
DECK CADET -500$-1000$
FOR ENGINE DEPARTMENT
ENGINE RATING/WIPER 600$-1000$-
FOR CATERING DEPARTMENT
Note-Above mentioned salary chart is a general round up regarding salary of various ranks,actual salary can be different depending upon company policy and rank experience,nationality of individual.