Electric Motor, Power Tool, or Related Repairer Salary
Men make up the majority of Electric Motor & Power Tool Repairers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $16.29 per hour. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one-half get dental coverage, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Electric Motor, Power Tool, or Related Repairer
Electric motor/power tool repairers are responsible for repairing a variety of electric tools and devices for their organizations, as well as troubleshooting hardware, analyzing possible solutions, and ordering new parts. These repairers must provide excellent customer service and have strong communication skills to relay technical explanations for complex electric repairs. They must also interpret charts, drawings, and other electrical signs and should be proficient with power tools and electrical circuits in need of repair or replacement.Read More...
These repairers use industrial protective gear such as goggles, gloves, and steel-toed boots in case of on-the-job accidents, and they usually work in a plant or office environment and use tools such as pliers, screwdrivers, electricity-measuring devices, and tape. They should work well in a team environment with other electrical specialists to complete projects in a timely manner, but also on their own with minimal supervision. They usually help complete reports based on their observations, as well as exchange electrical parts and repair burnt electric circuits, and must always verify that parts and adapters have the same specifications as the originals. Use of conductors may be necessary to provide electrical currents while troubleshooting, and they must always follow strict regulations when handling dangerous tools.
A high school diploma is often a minimum requirement for this position, and prior experience in power tool/electric motor repair is highly beneficial. Electric repair certifications are also helpful.
Electric Motor, Power Tool, or Related Repairer Tasks
- Evaluate and determine issues with improperly working tools and motors.
- Keep and file accurate records, invoices, and similar paperwork.
- Maintain, clean and repair electric motors and tools.
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Pay by Experience Level for Electric Motor, Power Tool, or Related Repairer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Electric Motor & Power Tool Repairers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $32K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $36K on average. Electric Motor & Power Tool Repairers bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $45K.