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.

$28,496 - $40,212
$34K
MEDIAN: $34,250
50%

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$11.78 - $22.50
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.25
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$34,250  
   
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: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $22.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.31 - $34.14  
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: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Bench Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲38%

Late-Career
▲30%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 24%
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