Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Appliance Technicians earn an average of $16.42 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While some workers in this profession — a little more than half — do not have any health coverage, just over two-fifths do receive medical benefits and slightly less than a third have dental insurance. Most Appliance Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,990 - $63,871
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$24K
$38K
$64K
MEDIAN: $37,973
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$10.18 - $24.84
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$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,990 - $63,871  
   
Bonus
$400.00 - $11,000  
Commission
$1,360  
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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$23,263 - $56,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $24.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.49  
Overtime
$14.46 - $36.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$400.00 - $11,000  
   
Commission
$1,360  
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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$23,263 - $56,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Appliance Technician

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Appliance Technicians. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $33K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $40K. On average, Appliance Technicians make $41K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $49K.

Appliance Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Experience Affects Appliance Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Appliance Technician Salaries

Appliance Repair
up arrow 14%

Refrigeration
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Household Electronic Repair
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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