Marine Services Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Marine Services Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $17.47 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to the larger part, and slightly less than a third earn dental coverage. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$23,530 - $68,649
(Median)
$24K
$44K
$69K
MEDIAN: $43,874
10%
50%
90%

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$12.22 - $25.25
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,530 - $68,649  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
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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$25,442 - $60,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $25.25  
   
Overtime
$18.46 - $40.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
   
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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$25,442 - $60,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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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.

Common Career Paths for Marine Services Technician


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For Marine Services Technicians, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Marine Services Technicians earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Marine Engine Mechanic.

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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $31K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $50K.

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Experience Affects Marine Services Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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