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Boat Mechanic Salary

$39,579 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$1,045

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 05, 2019

The average pay for a Boat Mechanic is $39,579 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Boat Mechanic is between $29,836 and $47,673. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Boat Mechanic. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Repairs and adjusts electrical and mechanical equipment of gasoline- or diesel-powered inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines, using handtools, power tools, and electrical testing meters: starts motor and listens to its sound to determine causes of trouble.
  • Tests motor for conformance to manufacturer's specifications, using electrical testing meters.
  • Dismantles motors, using handtools, and examines parts for defects.
  • Adjusts generator and replaces faulty wiring, using handtools and soldering iron.
  • Installs piston rings, adjusts carburetor, grinds valves, and repairs or replaces reduction gears, and other parts, using lathe, drill press, handtools, and power tools.
  • Examines propeller and propeller shafts and repairs defective parts.
  • Aligns engine to propeller shaft.
  • May operate boat on water to test repairs.
  • May repair only mechanical equipment of engines, such as power-tilt, bilge pumps, or power take-offs.
  • May be designated according to type of engine repaired as motorboat mechanic, inboard; motorboat mechanic, inboard/outboard.
Boat Mechanic Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians

Job family population: 22,280

Estimated population of Boat Mechanic jobs: 4,990

Rate of error: 3.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$45,883
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Boat Mechanic Job Listings for United States

Boat Mechanic
Nov 22
Waterford, MI, USA
SkipperBud's
MARINE TECHNICIAN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform diagnostics, maintenance and repair of all types of marine engines: Outboards/Inboards Performing work on boats and yachts, both service and ...
Boat Mechanic
Sep 7
Lewisville, TX, USA
Waterski America
Waterski America is a full service boat dealership that specializes in the inboard boat market. We are set up to meet all needs of out customer base from fully stocked pro shop, service facility, in ...
Boat Technician
Nov 1
Vidalia, LA, USA
BRYAN'S MARINE
Work with the Service Manager to perform all tasks needed to run the business Boat Mechanic/Technician Qualifications * Have a general understanding of the Diagnostic Process, Two Stroke and Four ...
Class 1 Mechanic
Nov 20
Lafayette, LA, USA
Metal Shark Boats
Metal Shark Boats seeks a Class 1 Mechanic at the facility in Jeanerette, LA. Education or Required ... More than simply a boat builder, Metal Shark serves as a top-to-bottom solutions provider ...
Yard Maintenance - Boat Tech
Sep 25
Salisbury, MA, USA
Hudson's Outboard Inc
Great for a new technician/mechanic who wants to get their foot in the door! Duties include, but aren't limited to: hull painting, boat washing and detailing, moving boats around yard, shrink ...

The average pay for a Boat Mechanic is $39,579 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Boat Mechanic is between $29,836 and $47,673. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Boat Mechanic. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Boat Mechanic
Nov 22
Waterford, MI, USA
SkipperBud's
MARINE TECHNICIAN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform diagnostics, maintenance and repair of all types of marine engines: Outboards/Inboards Performing work on boats and yachts, both service and ...
Boat Mechanic
Sep 7
Lewisville, TX, USA
Waterski America
Waterski America is a full service boat dealership that specializes in the inboard boat market. We are set up to meet all needs of out customer base from fully stocked pro shop, service facility, in ...
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