Bench Technician Salary
For Bench Technicians, hourly average wages total $16.25 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Bench Technicians. The vast majority of Bench Technicians (88 percent) who took the survey are men. Although about one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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|$24,914 - $50,021|
|Hourly Rate||$11.78 - $22.50|
|Overtime||$18.31 - $34.14|
|Total Pay (||$24,914 - $50,021|
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.Read More...
Strong hand-eye coordination is valuable in this position, as sometimes small parts are placed manually with tweezers, picks, vacuum pencils, and even microscopes while other parts may need to be soldered. Bench technicians should be able to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and diagrams in order to carry out tasks, and some jobs also require the download and installation of related software. Equipment used on the job should also be maintained, such as in cleaning and lubricating parts and performing other preventive maintenance.
Record-keeping and computer skills are important in this position, as bench technicians must record performance data and maintenance/repair logs. Success on the job is often judged by volume and quality of output, so it's important to be able to work efficiently in an independent manner, and some technicians work directly with clients, so strong customer service skills are also important. An associate's degree related to electronics may be a minimum requirement for this position, though some jobs offer thorough on-the-job training in place of a degree.
Pay by Experience Level for Bench Technician
Pay by Experience for a Bench Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Bench Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bench Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Bench Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 11 salaries. A Bench Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 7 salaries.
Key Stats for Bench Technician
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