$50,298
Avg. Salary
$20.30
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,016

Bonus

$822

Profit Sharing

$5,750

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Mechanical Technician is $20.30 per hour.

The average pay for a Mechanical Technician is $50,298 per year.

10%
$13.76
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$20.30
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$30.22
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MEDIAN $20.30
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$30k
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$82k
90%
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MEDIAN $50,298
$29,659 - $81,838
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$82K
MEDIAN: $50,298
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$13.76 - $30.22
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$0$81K
Salary $29,659 - $81,838
Bonus $0.00 - $5,083
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,830
Commission $5,750
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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$30,306 - $71,825
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 144
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $13.76 - $30.22
Overtime $19.74 - $43.69
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,083
Commission $5,750
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,830
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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$30,306 - $71,825
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 517

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.

Mechanical Technician Job Listings

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.

Mechanical Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Mechanical Technician?

Mechanical Technician in Houston:
"Nice."
Pros: Every thing ni
Cons: Hours

Mechanical Technician in Milwaukee:
"Good opertunities."
Pros: Lots of options
Cons: Taxes

Mechanical Technician in Talladega:
"Not Good, Buddy System is alive & well."
Pros: I don't
Cons: Living from pay check to pay check

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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Key Stats for Mechanical Technician

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Mechanical Technician Salaries

▲13%

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$47,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Technician Salaries

Industrial Hydraulics
▲14%

Heavy Equipment Repair
▲12%

▲7%

Systems Troubleshooting
▲6%



National Average
$47,000

Equipment Maintenance
▼7%

Machine Operation
▼16%

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 20%