Motorboat Operators

General Information

Description

Operate small motor-driven boats. May assist in navigational activities.

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 water transportation workers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 8,400 openings for water transportation workers 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

$55,910

State-by-state Salary

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$73,940
$32,770
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-secondary certificate 47%
  • Some college 25%
  • Less than high school 20%
  • High school 6%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Geography
  • Mechanical
  • English Language
  • Transportation

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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