Generator Technician Salary

The average pay for a Generator Technician is $20.38 per hour. A skill in Systems Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.

$30,913 - $69,733

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$14.87 - $30.32

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,913 - $69,733  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,916  
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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$32,945 - $69,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $30.32  
   
Overtime
$20.99 - $43.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,916  
   
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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$32,945 - $69,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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Job Description for Generator Technician

Generator technicians usually work in some sort of factory or industrial setting. They may be required for day or night shifts, depending on the products that their company specializes in. Typically, generator technicians will be dealing with very delicate gas engines. An important requirement is that the technicians are able to lift heavy barrels or related materials. The typical day will involve helping their supervisor with a number of common tasks. For that reason, technicians usually perform similar job duties on a daily basis. The main duty involves checking gas pressures inside of combustion engines. The supervisor will specify what levels are acceptable, and it will be up to the technicians to make sure that those levels are adhered to.

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Generator Technician Tasks

  • Troubleshooting equipment and servicing generator components including alternators, wiring harnesses safety devices, shutdown switches, and battery systems.
  • Inspections, repairs, services and start-up load bank test requirements on equipment.
  • Apply proper engine technical skills in inspection, disassembly, failure analysis, assembly, diagnosis, and engine operating performance tests.
  • Perform repairs and services on all makes and models of generator sets.
  • Identify the problem and cause of failure through logical troubleshooting steps, determine corrective action through inspection of failed parts.

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Pay by Experience Level for Generator Technician

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

Generator Technician Advice

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

Generator Technician in Jefferson:
"Wish the company would have stayed owner operated."
There are many operations involved other than just troubleshooting and repairs.

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Experience Affects Generator Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Generator Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 36%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$48,000

Automotive Engine Repair
up arrow 2%


Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 25%
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