[QUOTE=ncamfield;132196]I can do $180 a day, no problem. I was saying $150 a day is like making $12.50 an hour. Ya at 40 hours a week for 52 weeks you make $26,000 but at $150 a day your only making $33,600. Hell with some OT at $12.50 hr the 33 grand mark is doable. If I can hit the $40,000 mark I can make it. It would tight as hell, but I could do it. If I get on somewhere I will be looking to bust my ass and upgrade asap.
Like most people im not doing this to make a living, I am doing it to start a career. The land based company I work for now has very limited opportunity to move up. I bust my ass day in and day out and would be in the same place 5 years from now.
I appreciate all the good lucks, I will need them.
If this is something that you want to do to start a career, then $150-180 is pretty much what you will be looking at for base pay. Put some time in and get your AB and you can pretty much expect to get your pay around 250/day maybe a little more depending on the company. If you come out and work some straight time you can get that sea time you need fast and start making more money. Just dont go in with expectations that you will make a killing right off that bat. Not a lot of experience on a boat in the oil patch = bottom of the barrel pay.
You should really try and use that connection with ECO!