Mechanical Technician Salary

A sizeable majority of Mechanical Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $20.08 per hour. In the world of Mechanical Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $29K and $68K. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mechanical Technicians. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$30,366 - $73,046
$30K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $48,522
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$13.13 - $29.02
$13
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,366 - $73,046  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,973  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,000  
Total Pay (?
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$28,891 - $68,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $29.02  
   
Overtime
$18.87 - $43.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,000  
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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$28,891 - $68,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 263
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Job Description for Mechanical Technician

Mechanical technicians (also referred to as simply "mechanics") are responsible for preventative maintenance for their company’s machines and equipment They also inspect equipment to verify that it is safe to use, as well as make repairs as needed. When a breakdown occurs, mechanical technicians inspect and diagnose the underlying problem; they then determine if it is necessary to replace parts and/or how to repair the equipment as quickly and safely as possible. Mechanical technicians must keep detailed logs of maintenance and repairs, as well as use specialized tools to calibrate equipment and machines. They also maintain sufficient inventory of replacement parts and repair equipment.

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Mechanical Technician Tasks

  • Check components and replace worn or damaged parts.
  • Follow procedures and complete paperwork.
  • Complete turnaround and service of equipment.

Common Career Paths for Mechanical Technician


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For Mechanical Technicians, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Mechanical Technicians earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Diesel Mechanic.

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Technician


Mechanical Technicians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Industrial Hydraulics, Heavy Equipment Repair, Welding, and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 16 percent. Those listing Mechanical Tool Repair as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Machine Operation and Equipment Maintenance also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Electronic Troubleshooting also know Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Technician

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $48K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. Mechanical Technicians who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $52K.

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Key Stats for Mechanical Technician

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Mechanical Technician Salaries

▲14%

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$46,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Technician Salaries

Industrial Hydraulics
▲16%

Heavy Equipment Repair
▲14%

▲8%

Systems Troubleshooting
▲8%



National Average
$46,000

Equipment Maintenance
▼5%

Machine Operation
▼14%

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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