Male Appliance Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $16.67 per hour in the United States. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Appliance Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a majority are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by nearly two in five and dental insurance is reported by just under a third. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$23,806 - $60,467
$24K
$37K
$60K
MEDIAN: $37,426
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50%
90%

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$10.24 - $25.11
$10
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,806 - $60,467  
   
Bonus
$292.33 - $7,096  
Commission
$40.27 - $11,920  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,559 - $56,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $25.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.49  
Overtime
$12.97 - $36.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$292.33 - $7,096  
   
Commission
$40.27 - $11,920  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,559 - $56,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 251

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Job Description for Appliance Technician

Appliance technicians are responsible for installing, inspecting, and repairing appliances in homes or businesses. Many large retailers and stores with appliance departments hire these technicians to ensure safe delivery and proper installation of appliances like refrigerators, washers and dryers, and dishwashers, and those who handle commercial accounts typically pursue specialties involving equipment repair, HVAC services, refrigeration repair, or a combination of these.

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Appliance Technician Tasks

  • Work to ensure fast, flexible and expert service to every customer.
  • Continuously look for methods to improve business performance and enhance the customer experience.
  • Provide knowledgeable and courteous repair service.
  • Meet key performance metrics and/or productivity goals as defined by the business.
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency to meet customer time commitments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Appliance Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Appliance Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $33K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Appliance Technicians make a median salary of $42K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $49K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Appliance Technician Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Appliance Technician?

Appliance Technician in Tehachapi:
"Without a passion, it's a job."
Awesome job, never in the same place for very long and get to visit many different types of people in a day.

Appliance Technician in Fayetteville:
"Gain knowledge."
Gain knowledge, always look for new &informative trends in this industry. Stay abreast of new technology.

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Key Stats for Appliance Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Appliance Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Appliance Technician Salaries

Appliance Repair
up arrow 30%

Refrigeration
up arrow 15%

National Average
$37,000


Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Household Electronic Repair
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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