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How Much Does a Shop Technician Earn In The United States?

Shop Technician Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$33,000
$24,000
$33,000
$44,000
Did you know that the average shop technician makes $33,223 per year? That's valued at $15.97 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $24,000 and $44,000, meaning shop technicians have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most shop technicians find a job with manufacturing and retail companies, while others work for telecommunication, retail, and manufacturing companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. New Hampshire, California and Nevada are the top states in the U.S. to pay shop technicians the highest salaries.
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Where Shop Technicians Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where shop technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Shop Technicians Earn In Different Cities?

While a shop technician can average a salary of $33,223 per year, or $15.97 per hour, there are many opportunities for shop technicians to make more. For example, in Richmond, CA you might make $46,389 per year. Other high-paying locations include Albuquerque, NM, Eugene, OR and Denver, CO. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Richmond, CA where the average starting salary is $29,000. The highest paying states for shop technicians include New Hampshire, California and Nevada. Meanwhile, Ohio, Kentucky, and Nebraska offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Richmond, CA

Salary Range36k - 58k$46k$46,389

Albuquerque, NM

Salary Range33k - 53k$42k$42,347

Eugene, OR

Salary Range33k - 51k$41k$41,475

Denver, CO

Salary Range32k - 50k$41k$40,631

Baton Rouge, LA

Salary Range30k - 49k$39k$38,720

Richmond, VA

Salary Range29k - 46k$38k$37,539

Phoenix, AZ

Salary Range29k - 47k$37k$37,401

Wilmington, DE

Salary Range29k - 46k$37k$37,179

Bolingbrook, IL

Salary Range30k - 45k$37k$37,128

Auburn, WA

Salary Range29k - 43k$36k$36,154
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$58k

High Paying Shop Technician Jobs

Which Companies Pay Shop Technicians The Most?

To earn a high income as a shop technician, working for T. D. Williamson or Ball might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Walmart and Air Products & Chemicals report highly competitive salaries for shop technicians.
Company
Company
Average Salary
T. D. Williamson
Salary Range57k - 67k$62k$62,359
Ball
Salary Range53k - 62k$58k$57,686
Walmart
Salary Range53k - 54k$54k$53,960
Air Products & Chemicals
Salary Range48k - 54k$51k$51,132
Cummins
Salary Range47k - 53k$51k$50,759
Jacobs Engineering Group
Salary Range46k - 51k$49k$48,919
Johnson Controls
Salary Range45k - 49k$48k$47,586
Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc.
Salary Range44k - 49k$47k$46,705
Nordson
Salary Range44k - 49k$47k$46,688
Komatsu America
Salary Range44k - 49k$47k$46,599
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$67k

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    How Much Do Shop Technicians Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, shop technician salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that telecommunication, retail, and manufacturing companies tend to offer much higher salaries for shop technicians. For example, shop technicians make a whopping average salary of $35,348 while working for telecommunication companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $34,583 at retail companies and $32,895 at manufacturing companies. But shop technicians may want to avoid working in the energy industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $30,025.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Telecommunication

    Salary Range30k - 40k$35k$35,348

    Retail

    Salary Range30k - 39k$35k$34,583

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range28k - 37k$33k$32,895

    Transportation

    Salary Range29k - 35k$32k$32,483

    Construction

    Salary Range29k - 35k$32k$32,434

    Technology

    Salary Range28k - 32k$31k$30,658

    Energy

    Salary Range28k - 31k$30k$30,025
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    How Experience Affects Shop Technician Salaries

    The salary for a shop technician can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $27,131
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    Boulder, CO
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    $25,712
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