Average Salary Per Year: $49,660

Marine electricians install electrical cable and equipment, test, troubleshoot and repair shipboard electrical systems. They also install and connect wiring, lighting fixtures, electronics, fiber optics and more to supply the ship with electrical power. In addition, they operate hand and power tools, test equipment and follow construction blueprints and instruction manuals.

Education Options:

Technical School, Community College, Registered Apprenticeship Program, and Industry Training Program


Knowledge of electrical principles, methods and techniques used in the installation, testing and repair of electrical components and equipment. Able to use hand and power tools and test equipment related to the craft. Able to read and interpret standard construction drawings and specifications.

*Average base salary does not include overtime or incentives.