Men account for the majority of Marine Electricians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $20.60 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. While nearly one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and just over two-fifths have dental, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$19,727 - $100,733
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MEDIAN: $46,000
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$15.30 - $28.59
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$19,727 - $100,733  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
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$30,983 - $77,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Hourly Rate
$15.30 - $28.59  
   
Overtime
$23.26 - $44.70  
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$0.00 - $2,909  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,983 - $77,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $40K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $45K. Marine Electricians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $56K.

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Key Stats for Marine Electrician

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
037
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Marine Electrician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Marine Electrician Salaries

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 8%

Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$47,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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