Average Generator Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Generator Technician is $22.77.
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $31
$101 - $3,327
Profit Sharing
$485 - $3,091
Total Pay
$35,248 - $71,944

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Job Description for Generator Technician

Generator Technician Tasks
  • 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.
  • Apply proper engine technical skills in inspection, disassembly, failure analysis, assembly, diagnosis, and engine operating performance tests.
  • 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.

Job Satisfaction for Generator Technician

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Popular Employer Salaries for Generator Technician

The top respondents for the job title Generator Technician are from the companies Cummins, Inc., U.S. Air Force (USAF) and Ring Power Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at U.S. Air Force (USAF) where the average pay is $32.43. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cummins, Inc., earning around $29.08. Ring Power Corporation pays the lowest at around $18.00. Caterpillar, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $20.50.

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Popular Skills for Generator Technician

Skills in Systems Troubleshooting and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Maintenance, Automotive Engine Repair and Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Generator Technician

An entry-level Generator Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.83 based on 5 salaries. An early career Generator Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.33 based on 176 salaries. A mid-career Generator Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.68 based on 169 salaries. An experienced Generator Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.11 based on 134 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
Employees with Generator Technician in their job title in Charlotte, North Carolina earn an average of 36.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (17.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (11.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (29.7% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.7% less).

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