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Boat Repairer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$44,398 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Boat Repairer is $44,398 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Boat Repairer is between $33,243 and $53,659. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Boat Repairer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Repairs wooden and fiberglass boats according to blueprints and customer specifications, using handtools and power tools: confers with customer or supervisory personnel and reads blueprints to determine repairs needed and plan sequence of operations.
  • Examines boat to determine location and extent of defect.
  • Cuts out defective area, using power saw, drills, and handtools.
  • Measures and records dimensions of defective area and lays out dimension lines and reference points on materials, using rules, straightedge, squares, and scribing instruments.
  • Sets up and operates saws, joiners, planers, and shapers to fabricate repair parts.
  • Positions and fits repair part in boat and secures part to boat, using caulking gun, adhesive, or carpenter's handtools.
  • Cuts fiberglass material to specified size and patches defective surfaces boat patcher, plastic.
  • Smooths repaired surfaces, using power sander.
  • Installs fittings and equipment according to customer specifications, using handtools and portable power tools.
  • Hand brushes or sprays paint or other finishing solution on repaired areas and waxes and buffs area to specified finish.
Boat Repairer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Carpenters

Job family population: 693,050

Estimated population of Boat Repairer jobs: 1,753

Rate of error: 0.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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