If you enjoy working with your hands, tinkering with engines, and have a knack for small engines and boats, a Marine
and Boat Mechanics degree or certification may be a great fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Marine and Boat Mechanics students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or
master's degree (6-7 years). In this field, an associate degree is oftentimes enough for entry-level technician
positions, while bachelor's and master's degrees can lead to higher paying, more technological and engineering
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math and science coursework and
extracurricular or work experience related to mechanics helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired
school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before
settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Marine And Boat Mechanics Degree Or Certification
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Marine and Boat Mechanics include:
- Motorboat Mechanic/Service Technician
- Diesel Service Technician and Mechanic
- Small Engine Mechanic
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean salary for Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians was
$42,330 in 2018 while Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics earned a median salary of $48,500 in
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and
employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
- Bureau of Labor
- Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not
offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.