Appliance Technician Salary
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.
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.Read More...
Appliance technicians may work for department stores or dedicated equipment/appliance repair businesses. These dedicated repair shops frequently subcontract their services to companies that sell appliances, and appliance technicians who work for repair companies are typically contracted to do preventive maintenance, periodic inspections, and authorized repairs. Many appliance manufacturers certify these shops as authorized repair centers by requiring the appliance technicians to complete training and pass certification tests.
The work of an appliance technician typically involves the simple installation and testing of new appliances and may also involve arranging pickups for old appliances by recycling centers. They also perform routine repair work which may involve setting preliminary estimates for the customer's approval before beginning repairs.
Most appliance technicians seek training in the field by attending trade or vocational schools after completing high school. Some may specialize in a field or choose general electrical repairs which have applications across multiple appliance types and brands. Appliance technicians typically work regular daytime hours, and much of the work involves service calls made in the field. Those in this position should also be comfortable with lifting 50 - 100 lbs. as part of regular job duties.
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.
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.