Men represent the vast majority of Bench Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $16.32 per hour nationwide. For the most part, Bench Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,211 - $48,149
$38K
MEDIAN: $38,159
50%

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$11.74 - $22.87
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.32
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$38,159  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$24,987 - $50,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $22.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.39 - $32.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$500  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,987 - $50,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Job Description for Bench Technician

Bench technicians usually assemble electronic parts, such as circuits and wires. In some jobs, they do not work with new electronics, but instead repair electronics that have been sent for repair. Other positions focus mainly on calibrating and performing tests on electronic parts, which may be done both in a manual and semi-automated manner, and machine-learning may also be carried out to maximize efficiency.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bench Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $34K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $35K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Bench Technicians make a median salary of $48K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $45K by contrast.

Key Stats for Bench Technician

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Bench Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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