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Working as a Senior Mechanical Technician

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a senior mechanical technician. For example, did you know that they make an average of $37.48 an hour? That's $77,949 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 3% and produce 1,100 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Senior Mechanical Technician Do

There are certain skills that many senior mechanical technicians have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed dexterity, math skills and mechanical skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a senior mechanical technician, we found that a lot of resumes listed 8.9% of senior mechanical technicians included technical support, while 8.8% of resumes included test equipment, and 8.7% of resumes included hand tools. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the senior mechanical technician job title. But what industry to start with? Most senior mechanical technicians actually find jobs in the technology and manufacturing industries.

How To Become a Senior Mechanical Technician

If you're interested in becoming a senior mechanical technician, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 17.4% of senior mechanical technicians have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 1.4% of senior mechanical technicians have master's degrees. Even though some senior mechanical technicians have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a senior mechanical technician. When we researched the most common majors for a senior mechanical technician, we found that they most commonly earn associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on senior mechanical technician resumes include bachelor's degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a senior mechanical technician. In fact, many senior mechanical technician jobs require experience in a role such as mechanical technician. Meanwhile, many senior mechanical technicians also have previous career experience in roles such as mechanic or maintenance technician.

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Average Salary$77,949
Job Growth Rate3%

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Average Salary for a Senior Mechanical Technician

Senior Mechanical Technicians in America make an average salary of $77,949 per year or $37 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $110,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $55,000 per year.
Average Salary
$77,949

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
SR. Mechanical Technician
SR. Mechanical Technician
Randstad
Randstad
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$65,00006/25/2020
$65,000
SR. Mechanical Technician
SR. Mechanical Technician
Randstad
Randstad
03/25/2020
03/25/2020
$35,00003/25/2020
$35,000
Senior Mechanical Technician
Senior Mechanical Technician
Pepsico
Pepsico
08/16/2019
08/16/2019
$63,65408/16/2019
$63,654
Senior Mechanical Technician
Senior Mechanical Technician
Pepsico
Pepsico
07/23/2019
07/23/2019
$63,65407/23/2019
$63,654
Senior Mechanical Technician
Senior Mechanical Technician
Mark Andy Inc.
Mark Andy Inc.
12/08/2016
12/08/2016
$67,22312/08/2016
$67,223

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Senior Mechanical Technician Demographics

Gender

male

91.1 %

female

5.4 %

unknown

3.5 %

Ethnicity

White

64.8 %

Hispanic or Latino

15.9 %

Black or African American

8.9 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7 %

Portuguese

33.3 %
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Senior Mechanical Technician Education

Degrees

Associate

36.1 %

High School Diploma

23.6 %

Bachelors

17.4 %

Top Colleges for Senior Mechanical Technicians

1. Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN

In-State Tuition
$9,992
Enrollment
33,495

2. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

In-State Tuition
$18,454
Enrollment
40,108

3. Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$33,950
Enrollment
4,254

4. SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

Alfred, NY

In-State Tuition
$8,570
Enrollment
3,721

5. Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

In-State Tuition
$11,788
Enrollment
11,008

6. Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, CO

In-State Tuition
$7,666
Enrollment
18,809

7. Siena Heights University

Adrian, MI

In-State Tuition
$27,124
Enrollment
2,035

8. Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR

In-State Tuition
$10,118
Enrollment
3,558

9. South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC

In-State Tuition
$11,060
Enrollment
2,415

10. New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

In-State Tuition
$6,686
Enrollment
11,139
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Top Skills For a Senior Mechanical Technician

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 8.9% of senior mechanical technicians listed technical support on their resume, but soft skills such as dexterity and math skills are important as well.

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Top Senior Mechanical Technician Employers

1. Halliburton
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$64,411
Senior Mechanical Technicians Hired: 
18+
2. Lear
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$48,271
Senior Mechanical Technicians Hired: 
10+
3. United Space Alliance
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$72,425
Senior Mechanical Technicians Hired: 
9+
4. United States Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$51,026
Senior Mechanical Technicians Hired: 
9+
5. Lockheed Martin
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$100,893
Senior Mechanical Technicians Hired: 
8+
6. Advanced Technology Services
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$67,454
Senior Mechanical Technicians Hired: 
6+

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Updated October 2, 2020