An Electrical Technician earns an average wage of $19.46 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Troubleshooting, and Electronic Troubleshooting. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Electrical Technician Total Pay (?
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$30,500 - $71,614
(Median)
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39K
50K
60K
72K
MEDIAN: $49,877
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Electrical Technician Total Pay (?
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$13.31 - $28.63
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,500 - $71,614  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,960  
Commission
$1,800 - $10,000  
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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$30,366 - $71,983  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 506
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.31 - $28.63  
   
Overtime
$18.34 - $44.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
Commission
$1,800 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,960  
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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$30,366 - $71,983  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 506
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Job Description for Electrical Technician
Electrical technicians install, repair, and maintain electrical equipment. They must have a working knowledge of federal and state regulations as they apply to electrical equipment, and they must stay current on safety practices. Electrical technicians perform a variety of functions, but they are above all responsible for ensuring that electrical equipment runs smoothly. If equipment fails, the first priority of the technician is to repair it as quickly, efficiently, and safely as possible. An electrical technician may calibrate, troubleshoot, inspect, clean, modify, upgrade, or even uninstall electrical equipment. In addition to the equipment, technicians may also work with wiring, voltage, or even forklifts and loaders. Most electrical technicians work in a factory or production-type atmosphere, though this is not always the case.
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Electrical Technician Tasks
  • Perform basic mechanical and electrical troubleshooting.
  • Read and interpret electrical and mechanical blueprints, diagrams and schematics.
  • Lay out and assemble basic electrical circuits and assemblies.
  • Lay out and assemble machines based on drawings and detailed verbal instruction.
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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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Atlanta
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San Diego
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Houston
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National Average
$46,000
Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Electrical Technician Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Electrical Technician Salaries

Assembler
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National Average
$46,000
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 83 votes.
Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
22%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 14%
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