Bench Technician Salary
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.
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|$24,987 - $50,669|
|Hourly Rate||$11.74 - $22.87|
|Overtime||$18.39 - $32.55|
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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.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.
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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.
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