Men represent the vast majority of Marine Services Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $17.26 per hour nationwide. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by just over a half and dental coverage is claimed by roughly two-fifths. Most Marine Services Technicians are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$22,468 - $71,517
(Median)
$22K
$41K
$72K
MEDIAN: $41,283
10%
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90%

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$12.30 - $25.30
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$22,468 - $71,517  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,863  
Commission
$12,000  
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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$25,591 - $59,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.30 - $25.30  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $39.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,863  
   
Commission
$12,000  
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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$25,591 - $59,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Job Description for Marine Services Technician

Marine services technicians are responsible for the maintenance and functionality of ships and other marine equipment. They often work in a marine services facility, such as a shipyard. Technicians must have a vast knowledge of the functionality of marine equipment, including navigation equipment, boat engines, hulls, propellers, and rigging. On top of this, they may also be required to install or repair electrical or sanitation services on a vessel, such as steering gear, and refrigeration.

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Marine Services Technician Tasks

  • Liaise with shipyard personnel and boat representatives to ensure smooth communication.
  • Troubleshoot, identify, analyze, and repair product failures.
  • Commission and perform acceptance sea trails and demonstrate functionality of equipment to customers.
  • Install and maintain products and equipment at customers' sites.
  • Provide phone support to customers.

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Marine Services Technicians' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Marine Engine Mechanic. Median pay for Marine Engine Mechanics is $38K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Marine Services Technician

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


Marine Services Technicians generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $31K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $40K. On average, Marine Services Technicians make $44K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $51K on average.

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Experience Affects Marine Services Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Marine Services Technician Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000

Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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