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Marine Services Technicians

Overview

Marine services technicians inspect, maintain, and repair marine vessels, from small boats to large yachts. They work on vessels' hulls, engines, transmissions, navigational equipment, and electrical, propulsion, and refrigeration systems. Depending on their specialty, they may also be known as motorboat mechanics, marine electronics technicians, or marine fiberglass technicians. Marine services technicians may work at boat dealerships, boat repair shops, boat engine manufacturers, or marinas. Naturally, jobs are concentrated near large bodies of water and coastal areas. There are approximately 19,650 motorboat mechanics and service technicians employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Repair Shop Owner, Marina Manager, or Repair Shop Manager

Marine Services Technician

General Boatyard Laborer or Trainee