Re: Repair Career
Wow! Repairmans annual salary turns into buying a C-Melody?
When I left the repair shop in Elkhart in 1989, I was making about $35,000 a year. I took a severe pay cut to go into a family business and stopped repairing ful time. I now repair part time and sell a few instruments to suppliment my teaching income. (not music)
I worked in an overhaul shop that repaired everything. I did mostly big brass and specialty repairs. For about 5 years after I left the shop my old boss would send me repairs to do that my replacement couldn't do. My boss has since retired and sold the business. I found the repairs to be too repititious after a while. One tuba looks like the next after a while.