Men account for the majority of Bench Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $16.51 per hour. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Bench Technicians is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$25,532 - $53,829
(Median)
$26K
$38K
$54K
MEDIAN: $38,467
10%
50%
90%

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$11.78 - $22.81
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,532 - $53,829  
   
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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$25,414 - $50,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $22.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$18.45 - $32.30  
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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$25,414 - $50,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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 $34K 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 $47K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Bench Technicians who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $44K.

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Experience Affects Bench Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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