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 $17.41 per hour. Although a little over a half have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, just over two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported.

$22,223 - $63,527
$22K
$41K
$64K
MEDIAN: $40,841
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$12.15 - $25.35
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MEDIAN: $17.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$22,223 - $63,527  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,933  
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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$25,363 - $56,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $25.35  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $37.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,933  
   
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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$25,363 - $56,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Marine Services Technician


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Many Marine Services Technicians move into a Marine Engine Mechanic role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Marine Engine Mechanics on average bring in a similar salary to Marine Services Technicians.

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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $31K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $40K. Marine Services Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $43K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $51K.

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Key Stats for Marine Services Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
029
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Marine Services Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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 13 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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