Mechanical Technician Salary

A sizeable majority of Mechanical Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $19.98 per hour. Final cash compensation to Mechanical Technicians varies from around $29K to approximately $68K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $4K and $5K, respectively. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,332 - $84,430
$29K
$50K
$84K
MEDIAN: $49,520
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50%
90%

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$13.47 - $28.97
$13
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$29
MEDIAN: $19.77
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$0$84K
Salary $29,332 - $84,430
Bonus $0.00 - $4,404
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,152
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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$29,344 - $67,308
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 70
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $13.47 - $28.97
Overtime $19.58 - $42.47
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,404
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,152
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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$29,344 - $67,308
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 285

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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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Mechanical Technicians who go on to become Diesel Mechanics may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Diesel Mechanic, an upper-level role, pays $41K.

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Technician


Mechanical Technicians seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Industrial Hydraulics, Heavy Equipment Repair, Welding, and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 18 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 who know Electronic Troubleshooting also know Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Technician

Pay by Experience for a Mechanical Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Mechanical Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 163 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mechanical Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 79 salaries. A Mechanical Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 59 salaries.

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Key Stats for Mechanical Technician

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Mechanical Technician Salaries

▲17%

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$45,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Technician Salaries

Industrial Hydraulics
▲18%

Heavy Equipment Repair
▲16%

▲10%

Systems Troubleshooting
▲10%



National Average
$45,000

Equipment Maintenance
▼3%

Machine Operation
▼12%

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 20%
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