Wages & Outlook
Wages vary by employer and area of the country. In the northern areas of the country, people can use their motorboats only a few months of the year. However, in the southern areas, people can use their boats year round. Thus, mechanics who live in the South are likely to have more work during the year and earn higher wages. The mechanic's level of responsibility and skill also affect wages.
Benefits vary by employer. Motorboat mechanics who work full time often receive benefits. Typical benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance. However, smaller repair shops may not provide all these benefits. Motorboat mechanics who are self-employed must provide their own insurance.
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In Minnesota, about 643 motorboat mechanics work in this small occupation.
About 19 percent of motorboat mechanics are self-employed.
- Boat dealers
- Boat rental companies
- Boat repair shops
Over the next decade, more people will be entering the 40-and-older age group. This group makes the most water craft purchases. These buyers will help expand the market for motorboats, while maintaining the demand for qualified mechanics.
Most job openings are expected to be from mechanics transferring to other jobs or retiring. Job opportunities will be good for those who complete mechanic training programs.
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