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Electrical Technician Salary

An Electrical Technician earns an average wage of $20.12 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Troubleshooting.
$30,901 - $72,170
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$14.04 - $29.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,901 - $72,170  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,615  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $6,500  
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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$30,776 - $73,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.04 - $29.61  
   
Overtime
$17.83 - $44.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,615  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $6,500  
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).
)
$30,776 - $73,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 374
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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.

Common Career Paths for Electrical Technician


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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Electrical Technician Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Electrical Technician Salaries



Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$47,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 13%