Salary, Wages, Pay: Home Appliance Repairers
Median annual earnings, including commission, of home appliance repairers were $30,390 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $22,900 and $39,800 a year. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $18,210, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $48,170 a year. Median annual earnings of home appliance repairers in 2002 in the electronics and appliance stores industry, which employs the largest number of these workers was $27,340.
Earnings of home appliance repairers vary according to the skill level required to fix equipment, geographic location, and the type of equipment repaired. Because many repairers receive commission along with their salary, earnings increase along with the number of jobs a repairer can complete in a day.
Many larger dealers, manufacturers, and service stores offer typical benefits such as health insurance coverage, sick leave, and retirement and pension programs. Some home appliance repairers belong to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.