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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 8590 5.91 22
United States 22,50023,100 2.760 450510

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.6511.3714.40 18.6524.3329.42
Alaska 23.4813.4017.78 25.0628.7731.42
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 23.9512.0818.97 24.3430.5235.51
Southeast Region **18.97 *30.52*

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
9833 33.738.9 29.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation26
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation6
UI claimants previously working in occupation16
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 91
Number of job position postings 9
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 10.1

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

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

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

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Small Engine Repair