This topic contains 3 replies and was last updated by cjl91 9 years 5 months ago
June 27th, 2012 6:12am
I was just wondering is it more common for heavy equipment techs to get paid flat rate or by the hour? because i know a lot of auto mechanics and they get paid flat rate and they all hate it, i was just wondering if its the same for heavy equipment. and also are there techs that are on salary at all?
July 4th, 2012 7:56am
In the heavy duty trade it's rare that flat rate is used. Conversely, it is becoming more common in the commercial transport tech's world.

Flat rate is used by employers when there is a shortage of work. That way the employers don't have to pay wages when there isn't the work. HD mechanics usually have lots of work, so it's cheaper to pay them by the hour.
July 21st, 2012 11:16pm
hey man, Never heard of flat rate in our world... and I would personally never work that way lol salary does exist although usually for the "white hats" again I'd never take a salary position! think of all the overtime we do!!! :lol:
July 23rd, 2012 2:32am
A lot of automotive techs are flat rate some guys love it others dont.If you can get gravy jobs like brakes than you can make good times. If doing some other jobs like warranty repair than its not so good .I work in a small chrysler,dodge dealer and we are straight time so rather Im sweeping the floor or doing a tune up its all the same money.

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