Marine Services Technician Salary

Male Marine Services Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $17.47 per hour in the United States. The larger part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than a third collect dental insurance. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$23,530 - $68,649
(Median)
$24K
$44K
$69K
MEDIAN: $43,874
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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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Marine Services Technicians who transition into an upper level Marine Engine Mechanic position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Marine Engine Mechanic makes $38K a year.

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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.


For many Marine Services Technicians, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $41K. For Marine Services Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $42K. Marine Services Technicians who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $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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