Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians

General Information

Description

Repair and adjust electrical and mechanical equipment of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines.

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Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of small engine mechanics is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 8,600 openings for small engine mechanics are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$43,320

Military salary*

$54,618

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State-by-state Salary

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$55,710
$31,930
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-secondary certificate 53%
  • High school 23%
  • Some college 11%
  • Less than high school 6%
  • Associate's degree 4%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Physics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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