How Much Do Watch Repairers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Watch Repairers

Watch Repairers repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$48560 per year
Hourly wage
$23 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$22,780 to $32,960 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$11 to $16 per hour

Entry-level Watch Repairers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $22,780 to $32,960 per year or $11 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Watch Repairers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $37 $76,060
Senior (Top 25%) $29 $59,370
Middle (Mid 50%) $22 $45,290
Junior (Bottom 25%) $16 $32,960
No experience (Bottom 10%) $11 $22,780

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NY $28 $57,850
MI $27 $57,050
CA $27 $55,670
IL $25 $52,840
GA $24 $50,140
TN $23 $48,810
RI $22 $46,380
NJ $22 $45,820
FL $21 $43,810
TX $20 $42,090

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Watch Repairer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Watch Repairers are in the states of NY, MI, CA, IL and GA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance $52440 $25.21
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores $47710 $22.94
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $46950 $22.57
Management of Companies and Enterprises $34660 $16.66

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