Men account for the majority of Electro-Mechanical Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $21.16 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $4K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Electro-Mechanical Technicians can bottom out near $34K or peak near $67K depending on individual performance. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$36,165 - $73,011
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$73K
MEDIAN: $52,470
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$15.49 - $27.89
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$15
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,165 - $73,011  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,596  
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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$33,565 - $66,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.49 - $27.89  
   
Overtime
$21.65 - $43.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,596  
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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$33,565 - $66,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 254
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Job Description for Electro-Mechanical Technician

An electro-mechanical technician maintains and repairs items that have mechanical and/or electronic components. Often, an electro-mechanical technician works in a factory environment and helps to optimize the operation of manufacturing equipment. The position is important in helping a factory to minimize costs and production time.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician Tasks

  • Assist engineers, production managers, technologist and lead in assessing the impact of equipment malfunction.
  • Maintain and repair Electro-mechanical equipment.
  • Decipher information from equipment manuals and schematics to troubleshoot various types of equipment malfunctions.
  • Perform evaluations of new technologies with potential application as a new process or as a modification to existing equipment.

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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Mechanical Tool Repair, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Electronic Troubleshooting, and System Testing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Troubleshooting. Those familiar with Electronic Troubleshooting also tend to know Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

Pay by Experience Level for Electro-Mechanical Technician

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


Electro-Mechanical Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $45K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $45K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Electro-Mechanical Technicians make a median salary of $51K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Electro-Mechanical Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $54K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,266

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Electro-Mechanical Technicians will find that Omaha offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 17 percent. Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Green Bay is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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What is it like working as an Electro-Mechanical Technician?

Electro-Mechanical Technician in Los Angeles:
"Oh the joys of building rockets!"
Pros: I"m actually a Lead Technician that oversees multiple applications from bonding, plumbing installation and welding, avionics, and other miscellaneous tasks. My job provides many perks, but my favorite and most satisfying part is seeing something that I helped build fly off into space. Being able to see the work I do and be apart of that is a feeling I cannot describe.
Cons: The day to day stress, egos, and limited communication from my immediate leaders.

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Experience Affects Electro-Mechanical Technician Salaries



National Average
$48,000



Skills That Affect Electro-Mechanical Technician Salaries

Mechanical Tool Repair
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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System Testing
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National Average
$48,000

Product Support
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Troubleshooting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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