What does a Repair Technician do?

Repair technicians provide repair and maintenance services for vehicles, equipment, appliances, computers, or other machinery or systems. Depending on the nature of the item needing repair, these services may be performed in the shop or onsite at the client’s business or residence. Repair technicians commonly use diagnostic tools to identify and assess the problem. They provide a cost estimate and timeline for anticipated repairs, and complete the work upon client approval. They also provide routine maintenance, customization, and troubleshooting.

Repair technicians typically have completed a training program or earned a technical certification. Some roles may also have licensing requirements. They must have good analytical abilities and problem-solving skills. Experience using computerized diagnostic tools is an advantage. These positions can be physically challenging and may involve working under strenuous conditions.

EducationAssociate's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.0 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Repair Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹21,285 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹21T
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Repair Technician Career Path

Learn how to become a Repair Technician, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Repair Technician Insights

Read what Repair Technician professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Work In Ireland
11 Sep 2020

“Everyone who worked there are really helpful and I felt welcome from the first day.”

Sears Home ServicesSears Home Services
Appliance Repair Technician
2 Sep 2020

“Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love working for Sears and they’re pay is awesome.”

The Home DepotThe Home Depot
Small Engine Repair Technician
11 Nov 2020

“Great place to work and if you're part time they work well with your schedule.”

Cell Phone Repair Technician
19 Jul 2021

“The best reasons why I should work at Starbucks is bc I am good at making coffee”

Repair Technician
19 Aug 2019

“Training was tedious but i could see i was going to really like the job.”

General Dynamics NASSCOGeneral Dynamics NASSCO
5 Jan 2021

“Enjoyed people I worked with and Mgt was fair”

SMART Repairer
19 Jan 2021

“Another issue that I came across is for 12 hour shift we only had 1 hour break which is not enough.”

Parvin Paving & SealingParvin Paving & Sealing
Driveway Sealer
22 Feb 2021

“I really do not understand why people take this job and then complain about the work.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a repair technician

When working as a repair technician, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Communication, Tablets, Fixing, Test Equipment and Computer Literate.

The most similar professions to repair technician are:
  • Service Technician
  • Automotive Technician
  • Technician
  • Maintenance Manager

The most common qualifications to become a repair technician is a minimum of a Associate's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.