Men account for the majority of Marine Electricians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $21.05 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although close to a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Marine Electricians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$20,134 - $103,651
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MEDIAN: $50,000
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$15.17 - $28.91
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$20,134 - $103,651  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,887 - $82,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.17 - $28.91  
   
Overtime
$23.12 - $45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,887 - $82,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80

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Job Description for Marine Electrician

Marine electricians are responsible for installing and maintaining electrical systems and/or equipment on ships and boats. They typically work at sea or in docks and ports and must be able to troubleshoot and repair a variety of electrical problems. They must always ensure compliance with all shipyard safety procedures and guidelines, as well as environmental guidelines, and the ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical circuits and systems is also necessary.

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Marine Electrician Tasks

  • Install, repair, inspect and replace electrical systems.
  • Test voltage and insulation.
  • Identify problems in the electrical systems along with causes and solutions.
  • Work from blueprints and diagrams.

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Pay by Experience Level for Marine Electrician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Marine Electricians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $48K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Marine Electrician

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Marine Electrician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Marine Electrician Salaries

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 8%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 5%

National Average
$47,000

Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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