Skippers are mainly hired by the day or week. the cost for hiring a skipper varies but normally is around 150€-250€ per day.
You’re also responsible for keeping them fed, watered and well rested, so you’ll need to make sure you cover their provisioning and accommodation needs. They’re an easy-going crowd, so they’ll be happy as long as you’re happy!
Skippers require use of their own cabin, so bear this in mind when choosing your yacht. Also, you can conveniently add a provisioning package for your skipper.