An Electrical Technician earns an average wage of $20.71 per hour.
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$31,447 - $81,165
(Median)
$31K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $49,677
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50%
90%

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$13.94 - $30.24
(Median)
$14
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$31,447 - $81,165  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,795  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$30,379 - $74,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $30.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05  
Overtime
$20.73 - $43.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,795  
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).
)
$30,379 - $74,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 528

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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

  • Lay out and assemble basic electrical circuits and assemblies.
  • Lay out and assemble machines based on drawings and detailed verbal instruction.
  • Perform basic mechanical and electrical troubleshooting.
  • Read and interpret electrical and mechanical blueprints, diagrams and schematics.

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What is it like working as an Electrical Technician?

Electrical Technician in Tipp City:
Pros: The open, free, and laid back environment. I work with a group of great guys and our boss/owner is a really great guy as well.
Cons: Crazy hours on weekends. Not very much work/life balance. Low pay. A office secretary who thinks she runs the place.

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Experience Affects Electrical Technician Salaries



National Average
$48,000



Skills That Affect Electrical Technician Salaries



Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$48,000

Electronic Equipment Installation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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