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  • Who gets paid more?

    Just curious. Generally speaking(if that's possible) who gets paid more, an automechanic or a machinist? I'm referring to the employee and not the shop owner.

    I don't mean to offend anyone, but machinist it would seem requires a great deal more math, science, and ingenuity, so by corollary I would think a machinist would be paid commensurately.

    Albert




    [This message has been edited by Rotate (edited 04-13-2002).]

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    Albert
    Talking to guys in the wholesale industry with engineering degrees (University or Technical) and Machining Journeyman nets the highest dollars (100k++ without bonus or overtime)and some pretty cool jobs - Starrett, Mitutoyo, Haas - dream jobs!

    I knew a parts lady at Skinner that was an expert on carbide inserts - they were paying her 85k+.

    I know lots of mechanics that make 60-100K

    [This message has been edited by Thrud (edited 04-14-2002).]

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    • #3
      Usually the football player with the sharp car.


      OH, you said paid.
      Jim H.

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      • #4
        Usually the football player with the sharp car.


        OH, you said paid.
        Jim H.

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        • #5
          I would say that a mechanic makes more starting, but in the end the machinist makes more...

          brent

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          • #6
            Brent is wrong,
            Machinist's are always making something,
            Mechanic's never make anything but a mess and just replace junk with slighlty better junk.

            (har,har-de-har-har)



            [This message has been edited by Thrud (edited 04-16-2002).]

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            • #7
              Good one thrud...you scare me

              brent

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              • #8
                Brent
                Me too.

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                • #9
                  i make $40 per hr as a marine diesel mechanic, $25 per hr as a machine tech (repairman) $10 + production % as a machinist. I am not self employed and only work for legit business. I make my real money as a commercial fisherman which is where my heart is except for this crazy desire to tinker with machines.

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                  • #10
                    Isn't getting laid getting paid!!!!!!

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                    • #11
                      Clutterpeg:
                      You don't charge?

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                      • #12
                        I trade my mechanic an hour of my machining time for an hour of his mechanic repair time straight across. He pays for his materials and I pay for parts.It has worked out pretty even over the years, as I drive old clunkers and he is into drag racing.
                        Charles

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                        • #13
                          4lb.Nevada:
                          What, pray tell, is a 4Lb. Nevada? A big beer? I am curious.

                          Dave

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                          • #14
                            When I have a diffcult problem that requires the upmost in delicate sensitivity, I usually just say to heck with it, and bring out my 4 lb. Navy Foundery Steel "nevada "style hammer and procede to beat the problem to death. I got it from an old machinist that made me swear that I would never sell it to an antiquie dealer. I did have one look at it once and apperently it is somewhat valubale. Still it is my favorite problem solver.Seems to work good on antique dealers too.
                            Charles

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                            • #15
                              Hey, cool! I have a 12Lb. "Windoze Tuning Fork" myself. Want a 12 pound dead blow - much more fun. Good antique hammers are hard to come by you should save that little darlin' for history. Lucky bugger!.

                              When in doubt, Whack it off! (so to speak)

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