Appliance Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Appliance Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $16.14 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.24 per hour and $23.92. The majority of Appliance Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half enjoy medical while one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under one in five. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,550 - $63,023
(Median)
$25K
$39K
$63K
MEDIAN: $39,036
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90%

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$10.24 - $23.92
(Median)
$10
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,550 - $63,023  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,370  
Commission
$2,500  
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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$23,289 - $54,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $23.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.46  
Overtime
$14.81 - $33.76  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,370  
   
Commission
$2,500  
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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$23,289 - $54,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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Job Description for Appliance Technician

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

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Appliance Technicians who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Refrigeration, Appliance Repair, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Household Electronic Repair are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Household Electronic Repair and Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Appliance Technician

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


Appliance Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $32K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $38K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $47K.

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Experience Affects Appliance Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Appliance Technician Salaries

Refrigeration
up arrow 19%

Appliance Repair
up arrow 9%

National Average
$36,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Household Electronic Repair
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
medical benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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