The average hourly pay for a Mechanical Technician in Australia is AU$35.46.
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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…Read more
Mechanical Technician Tasks
- Complete turnaround and service of equipment.
- Follow procedures and complete paperwork.
- Check components and replace worn or damaged parts.
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Technician
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Industrial Hydraulics, Mechanical Tool Repair, Troubleshooting, Plant Maintenance and Equipment Maintenance.
Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Technician
An early career Mechanical Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$25.98 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$34.74 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$38.33 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$37.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Mechanical Technician in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 13.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (7.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (18.5% less), Melbourne, Victoria (3.1% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (2.9% less).
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