Marine Electrician Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Marine Electricians earn an average of $21.38 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Marine Electricians are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Although a fair number have medical coverage and roughly two-fifths have dental coverage, around one in four claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,246 - $91,427
(Median)
$18K
$52K
$91K
MEDIAN: $52,147
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90%

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$14.92 - $28.80
(Median)
$15
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$18,246 - $91,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$30,447 - $80,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.92 - $28.80  
   
Overtime
$22.56 - $39.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$30,447 - $80,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Job Description for Marine Electrician

Marine electricians install, maintain, repair, and replace electrical systems within power boats and sailboats, and they may also perform tasks such as repairing motors, pumps, and switches, installing wiring, fixtures, and equipment, and working with systems such as radar and GPS. They may also perform routine maintenance on electrical systems to prevent problems from occurring.

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Marine Electrician Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Marine Electrician

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. Marine Electricians bring in $58K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $52K.

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Experience Affects Marine Electrician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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