Years of Experience
The greater proportion of employees (59 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $19.47 per hour.
By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $24.70 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Forklift Mechanics, Sales Coordinators, and Field Service Technicians; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $21.21 per hour, the other salaries come in at $20.44 and around $20.30, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $19.73 per hour for Certified Technicians, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Troubleshooting; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $22.15 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Electronic Troubleshooting; roughly one-half deem it necessary for work. Other top skills include Equipment Maintenance, Industrial Hydraulics, and Systems Troubleshooting.
Benefits and Perks
Most workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of respondents, and most survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Perks also include company car / automobile and life insurance.