Salary for Motorboat Operators

Also known as:  Launch Operator, Motorboat Operator, Outboard Motorboat Operator, Speedboat Driver, Speedboat Operator, Water Taxi Ferry Operator, Water Taxi Operator

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Motorboat operators drive and navigate small motor-powered boats. This occupation is not usually dangerous, though they may require employees to sit, stand or bend for long periods of time, which can be strenuous. To become a motorboat operator, one must first acquire a high school diploma, GED or above. Before beginning official work, a few months to a year of formal training may be required.

A Motorboat Operator receives an average salary between 24000 to 36000 depending on seniority. Motorboat Operators will normally get an average wage of Thirty Six Thousand Six Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Motorboat Operators can receive the highest pay in Georgia, where they earn salary pay of near $59260. People with these jobs can get the best pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can get salary pay of $51030.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 8.08 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Motorboat Operators tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $51,030
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $50,040
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $42,440
Educational Services $41,800
Other Services (except Public Administration) $39,280
Transportation and Warehousing $39,080
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $27,960
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $30,820
Transportation and Warehousing $39,080
Other Services (except Public Administration) $39,280
Educational Services $41,800
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $42,440
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