• Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 38,710
    $26,780 range bar $60,810
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Motorboat mechanics and service technicians repair and adjust electrical and mechanical equipment of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines.

What do they typically do

  • Replace parts such as gears, magneto points, piston rings, or spark plugs, and reassemble engines
  • Take apart and inspect motors to find defective parts using mechanic's hand tools and gauges
  • Adjust carburetor mixtures, electrical point settings, or timing while motors are running in water-filled test tanks
  • Document inspection and test results and work performed or to be performed
  • Set starter locks and align and repair steering or throttle controls using gauges, screwdrivers, or wrenches
  • Start motors and watch for signs of malfunctioning, such as smoke, excessive vibration, or misfiring
  • Idle motors and observe thermometers to determine the effectiveness of cooling systems
  • Mount motors to boats and operate boats at various speeds on waterways to conduct operational tests

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.5%
Job Opening 91

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Boat Mechanic, Boat Motor Mechanic, Boat Rigger, Marine Mechanic, Marine Propulsion Technician, Marine Technician, Mechanic, Outboard Motor Mechanic, Outboard Technician
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