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Outboard Motor Tester Salary
in Nebraska, United States

$34,869 (USD)

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Last updated: February 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Outboard Motor Tester is $34,869 a year and $17 an hour in Nebraska, United States. The average salary range for an Outboard Motor Tester is between $26,250 and $42,000. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Nebraska, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Tests operation of outboard motor in tank and repairs, adjusts, or replaces parts according to specifications and engineering requirements, using measuring instruments and handtools: lowers motor on test frame into water tank, using chain hoist, and inspects wiring, screws, plugs, and assemblies for missing or broken parts.
  • Starts motor and listens to and inspects it for signs of malfunctioning, such as smoke, excessive vibration, and misfiring.
  • Holds tachometer against turning shaft and reads revolutions per minute.
  • Verifies timing of cam gears, idle gear, and flywheel, using stroboscope.
  • Turns regulating screws on carburetor to adjust idle speed, choke, and high-low speed.
  • Sets starter lock and aligns shift lever shaft with indicated marks for speeds, using gauges, screwdrivers, and wrenches.
  • Measures voltage, amperage, and polarity, using ammeter, voltmeter, and polarity gauge.
  • Idles motor and observes thermometer to determine effectiveness of cooling system.
  • Writes test report to indicate acceptance or reason for rejection of motor.
  • Oils carburetor.
  • Stamps identification number on motor, using hammer and metal stamping equipment.
  • May test specific aspects of engine performance, such as fuel consumption, compression, and power output, and recommend modifications to improve engine performance and be designated life tester, outboard motors.
Outboard Motor Tester Job Prevalence in Nebraska, United States

Job family: Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians

Job family population: 21,160

Estimated population of Outboard Motor Tester jobs: 5,754

Rate of error: 3.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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