Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians

risk level
Based on 20 votes
by year 2032
or $23.21 per hour
as of 2022

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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?


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.


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


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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juston smith (No chance) says
Robots hate water.. why is that hard to figure out. Some repairs must be made while being effected by waves. One wave, smash... there goes your computer..hahaha saltwater in your chips bud?? not so good for your computing skills. your gonna need a human for that.
Nov 19, 2023 at 06:45 PM
Gavin McDonald says
This job would require some level of diagnostics to see what is wrong with the motorboat, and that would be a hands-on job for the most part. While a robot could build motorboats and possibly do some repairs, there still seems to be a lot of manual work that needs to be done as well.
May 16, 2023 at 06:56 PM
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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