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Mechanical Technician Salary (United States)

A Mechanical Technician earns an average wage of $19.70 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Troubleshooting, Mechanical Tool Repair, Welding, and Equipment Maintenance.
Mechanical Technician Salary (?
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$34,808 - $73,566
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,493
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Mechanical Technician Salary (?
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$13.49 - $29.43
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,808 - $73,566  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,101  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $2,723  
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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$30,815 - $66,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.49 - $29.43  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $44.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,101  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $2,723  
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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$30,815 - $66,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 241
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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
  • Complete turnaround and service of equipment.
  • Follow procedures and complete paperwork.
  • Check components and replace worn or damaged parts.

Common Career Paths for Mechanical Technician

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Technician

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

Mechanical Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Mechanical Technician in Gooding:
"To Manage Staff."
To work hard in order to achieve to other stage of life. Concentration because tools are very dangerous.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$46,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Technician Salaries

Troubleshooting
up arrow 26%
Mechanical Tool Repair
up arrow 14%
Welding
up arrow 11%
Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 10%
Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 10%
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%
National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%