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Hi,
In your country,  how much does a good quality general  electronics solderer and assembler get?
Age 25+.
In UK, such a person, after 18 months or so, would get £8.21/hr (9.15 Euros per hour, 10.28$ US, 14.7$ Australia )
How much in your country?
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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2019, 08:23:24 pm »
Minimum wage in NZ is 17.70 NZD (equivalent 9.37 GBP, 11.73 USD currently), so at least that, and probably not much more realistically. 

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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2019, 09:07:33 pm »
Hi,
In your country,  how much does a good quality general  electronics solderer and assembler get?
Age 25+.
In UK, such a person, after 18 months or so, would get £8.21/hr (9.15 Euros per hour, 10.28$ US, 14.7$ Australia )

Minimum wage in Australia is AU$19.49 per hour, illegal to hire anyone under that for any job at any age.
Want to hire then as a casual? That's another 25% on top.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2019, 09:09:06 pm by EEVblog »
 
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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2019, 12:14:38 am »
Hi,
In your country,  how much does a good quality general  electronics solderer and assembler get?
Age 25+.
In UK, such a person, after 18 months or so, would get £8.21/hr (9.15 Euros per hour, 10.28$ US, 14.7$ Australia )

Minimum wage in Australia is AU$19.49 per hour, illegal to hire anyone under that for any job at any age.
Want to hire then as a casual? That's another 25% on top.

Is that the net wage?
Currently, AUD19.49 is approx. 12EUR. Here in France, the net minimum wage is currently 7.87EUR per hour. And there is much pressure to lower it...  :clap:
(And I don't think the cost of living is significantly greater in Australia...)

For the job treez mentioned, it depends on the industry and company's size, but I'd say it's about 25% over the minimum wage on average over here. Can be higher in very specialized industries (such as medical or aerospace...)

« Last Edit: July 07, 2019, 12:20:49 am by SiliconWizard »
 
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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2019, 08:23:38 am »
Treez,

It should not be about cost per hour. It should be about productivity. To compete against low cost manufacturing regions, you have to design smart, take full advantage of automation and minimize manual labour content.

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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2019, 08:42:08 am »
In UK, such a person, after 18 months or so, would get £8.21/hr (9.15 Euros per hour, 10.28$ US, 14.7$ Australia )

Child baby labor?
 
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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2019, 08:50:57 am »
Why would anyone think solder techs deserve minimum wage?
Minimum wage in China (differs by province, this number is for my province) is 1800 CNY/month, assuming 8 hours*22 days, that's $1.5 per hour.
At that rate, you won't find anyone willing to do anything but sitting there doing nothing for you (non-armed guards, pay-to-park collectors, receptionists, etc.).

To get anyone to do anything meaningful for you, expect to double that, then add in the legal minimum benefits and tax, which triple that.
So, give or take, $5/hr for some rookies in China to solder for you. For a BGA wizard, at least double that on top of $5.

I charge $150/hr for any consulting technical jobs (designing, soldering, debugging), and I have more offers to do than I can.
 
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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2019, 01:02:19 pm »
Hi,
In your country,  how much does a good quality general  electronics solderer and assembler get?
Age 25+.
In UK, such a person, after 18 months or so, would get £8.21/hr (9.15 Euros per hour, 10.28$ US, 14.7$ Australia )

Minimum wage in Australia is AU$19.49 per hour, illegal to hire anyone under that for any job at any age.
Want to hire then as a casual? That's another 25% on top.

Is that the net wage?
Currently, AUD19.49 is approx. 12EUR. Here in France, the net minimum wage is currently 7.87EUR per hour. And there is much pressure to lower it...  :clap:
(And I don't think the cost of living is significantly greater in Australia...)

That's before tax, although tax on minimum wage is pretty small, the first $18k a year is tax free.

No idea what solderers here earn, but wouldn't be minimum wage. It's a semi-skilled trade.
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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2019, 02:56:55 pm »
Hi,
In your country,  how much does a good quality general  electronics solderer and assembler get?
Age 25+.
In UK, such a person, after 18 months or so, would get £8.21/hr (9.15 Euros per hour, 10.28$ US, 14.7$ Australia )
How much in your country?

It does depend a lot on what the product is.
A company that needs a electronic solder/assembler for aerospace/medical will pay more to get better quality.


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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2019, 05:12:31 pm »
Treez,

It should not be about cost per hour. It should be about productivity. To compete against low cost manufacturing regions, you have to design smart, take full advantage of automation and minimize manual labour content.

Jay_Diddy_B
Yep. This is at the heart of a contradiction in Trump's MAGA initiatives. Work didn't move from Europe and America to Asia because Asian labour was cheap. It moved because Asian labour was cheaper than eliminating the jobs altogether, by automating the work in its original location. As automation gets cheaper, and can handle a wider range of tasks, more labour gets eliminated completely. The combination of cheapening automation and rising labour costs in Asia, especially China, means you can currently bring lots of work back from Asia to Europe or America. You can't bring back many jobs, though, and the jobs you bring are high skill ones. High skill jobs sounds good. It sounds better paid. However, if you haven't been nurturing the necessary skills locally, you aren't a good target for a new factory.
 
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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2019, 10:19:48 am »
Most work these days is automatic machine SMD.
I know there are components that do have to be fit by hand.
In my 30+ years as a electronics design engineer my experience is they are usually on minimum wage.
One company I worked for took on kids just out school who were 16 and they got paid less than adult min wage.


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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2019, 09:38:39 am »
low enough to require heavy handed management
 
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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2019, 09:23:57 am »
low enough to require heavy handed management

Funny one too.

Is that so because low-paid employees are harder to manage in general, or because the corresponding jobs require more management?
You have 2 hours.
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aint it obvious
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2019, 09:37:21 am »
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typical solution
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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2019, 10:23:04 am »
Are you ready for revolution?  ;D
 
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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2019, 12:19:48 pm »
That image is quite big. I find that insulting.
 
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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2019, 05:17:14 pm »
That image is quite big. I find that insulting.
Aaah, those frenchmen, always complaining ;-)

Regarding the question: I asked some of our soldering/assembly techs in the factory. The average seems to be around 13 to 14€ per hour.
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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2019, 03:36:33 am »
That image is quite big. I find that insulting.
Aaah, those frenchmen, always complaining ;-)

That was some kind of "private" joke. :P
 
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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2019, 06:20:17 am »
At my local electronics assembler, they almost exclusively have trained technicians do the manual soldering jobs, so they certainly get paid well over minimum wage. The company I worked earlier also has exclusively trained technicians and engineers in electronics assembly for aerospace and defense stuff. There where rumors that dental technicians would consistently do the best solder joints. They where, of course, all paid quite well.
 
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Re: How much do electronics solderers assemblers get in your country?
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2019, 06:19:52 am »
At my local electronics assembler, they almost exclusively have trained technicians do the manual soldering jobs, so they certainly get paid well over minimum wage. The company I worked earlier also has exclusively trained technicians and engineers in electronics assembly for aerospace and defense stuff. There where rumors that dental technicians would consistently do the best solder joints. They where, of course, all paid quite well.

Yeah aerospace assembly/soldering was paid ~$20-25/hr from my experience. Whereas the generic "assembly house" soldering techs are barely above minimum wage ($14/hr).
Realistically the work they did was not very different. But you need at least some minimal certifications for the aerospace position.

Numbers from here: https://www.glassdoor.ca/Salary/Creation-Technologies-Salaries-E23823.htm (SMT line: $15-20, test operator: $17/hr)
in CAD (20 CAD = 15 USD).
 
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