Marine Services Technician Salary
A sizeable majority of Marine Services Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $17.15 per hour. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Some workers in this field — nearly one-half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by roughly one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third.
|Salary||$22,468 - $64,446|
|Bonus||$-0.50 - $9,696|
|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).)
|$25,428 - $58,148|
|Hourly Rate||$12.12 - $25.09|
|Overtime||$18.20 - $36.99|
|Bonus||$-0.50 - $9,696|
|Total Pay (||$25,428 - $58,148|
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.Read More...
When working within a marine services facility, technicians are required to examine orders or drawings for installations or repairs. They are also tasked with using marine railway or lift cranes to remove vessels from the ocean. Technicians oversee general upkeep of vessels and partake in the removal of debris, barnacles, or flaking paint from the exterior of the ship using scrapers and other tools. If parts of a ship are found to be damaged, technicians must be able to replace these sections with wood or fiberglass, sand the surfaces, and repaint the area.
Marine services technicians usually have a supervisor to whom they report. They may also approach their supervisor for consultations regarding sequences of operations or specific problems. Their hours are usually regular, but during spring and summer they may exceed a forty-hour workweek and work on weekends. They normally work in shops and indoor areas, performing work that mostly requires physical exertion. There are no official qualifications necessary for marine services technicians. Some employers prefer a high school diploma, and it's not uncommon for technicians to take relevant courses at a technical school.
Marine Services Technician Tasks
- Install and maintain products and equipment at customers' sites.
- Provide phone support to customers.
- Commission and perform acceptance sea trails and demonstrate functionality of equipment to customers.
- Liaise with shipyard personnel and boat representatives to ensure smooth communication.
- Troubleshoot, identify, analyze, and repair product failures.
Pay by Experience Level for Marine Services Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Marine Services Technicians with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $31K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $37K on average. For Marine Services Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $43K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $52K.
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