In this installment of "Great jobs, great pay," we hear from Aleks Taldykin. He’s only in his 20s but already taking home a hefty paycheck as a yacht captain
. You might also recognize him from the Bravo TV show “Below Deck
Taldykin says salaries can vary by the size of the boat, but typically captains can expect to earn about $1,000 a foot (plus gratuities). A 100-foot yacht = $100,000 a year! Good news, because he says there is always competition between owners to see who has the bigger yacht.