Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians (49-3051)

Occupation description:  Repair and adjust electrical and mechanical equipment of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines. Excludes Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (49-3031).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 7480 8.13 59
United States 23,40023,300 -0.5900 1,4002,290

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.8811.4714.73 18.7324.3729.78
Alaska 21.8310.8614.35 22.6728.3732.18
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 24.9714.3919.95 24.5031.1636.37
Southeast Region 22.7014.5217.30 23.8828.0230.23

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
10633 31.141.0 30.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation21
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation5
UI claimants previously working in occupation12
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 86
Number of job position postings 8
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 10.8

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
ATV Mechanic/M300
Outboard Mechanic/M301

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Outboard Motor & Repair
Small Engines Certificate

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Small Engine Repair