Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
61%
risk level
POLLING
40%
Based on 20 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
8.3%
by year 2032
WAGES
$48,280
or $23.21 per hour
Volume
24,920
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.8/10

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Automation risk

61% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

40% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 61% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 8.3% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians' was $48,280, or $23 per hour

'Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians' were paid 4.3% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 24,920 people employed as 'Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 5 thousand people are employed as 'Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians'.

Job description

Repair and adjust electrical and mechanical equipment of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines.

SOC Code: 49-3051.00

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Comments

Adam (Uncertain) says
With the increasing amount of diagnostic technology built into engines (and other systems that marine technicians deal with), it is conceivable that a robot could do a basic diagnosis and then a "simple" replacement of a defective part. That said, it's not always as easy as that. But more and more, even technicians are taught only to replace parts, not so much diagnose and repair gear and parts.
Jan 06, 2022 at 02:09 PM
james roche says
dam robots
Mar 14, 2019 at 04:51 PM

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