I am starting the workboat academy in New Orleans in January, with the hopes I can get a sponsor company. I have read a few different things on pay for sea time and would just like to prepare my wife. Some guys said they started out at $30-$90 a day as a cadet. Some guys said they started out at $200-$250 a day…anyone know what side of the spectrum it is? At $30 a day there’s no way I could pay tuition…much less other bills.