Bench Technician Salary

Earnings for Bench Technicians in the United States come in at around $16.27 per hour on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Bench Technicians (88 percent) survey respondents are men. Most Bench Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,904 - $39,737
$38K
MEDIAN: $37,571
50%

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$11.74 - $22.54
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.27
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$37,571  
   
Bonus
$509  
Total Pay (?
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$24,914 - $50,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $22.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.25 - $34.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$509  
   
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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$24,914 - $50,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $33K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $35K. Bench Technicians see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Bench Technicians with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $46K.

Key Stats for Bench Technician

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Bench Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲37%

Late-Career
▲29%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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