Electrician (Maritime)

What Does An Electrician (Maritime) Do?

Electricians install, maintain, and fix electrical wiring, fixtures, and switches in a variety of environments. The electrician featured in this video, Gary, works on the electrical systems on ships.

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How Do I Become An Electrician (Maritime)?

Generally, people learn to do this work through an apprenticeship program. Having a high school diploma or equivalent may be necessary.

What is the Average Salary For An Electrician (Maritime)?

High – 90,000
Median – 54,000
Low – 31,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become An Electrician (Maritime)?

  • Trade-related courses
  • Electronics
  • Math

What Is The Work Environment For An Electrician (Maritime)?

Electricians are typically employed by electrical contractors and large businesses. Some are self-employed. They may work inside or outside, and often in very tight places (especially when on a ship). The job can be physically demanding.

What Is The Future Outlook For An Electrician (Maritime)?

job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada