Electronics Technician Salary

Electronics Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $19.94 per hour. Cash earnings for Electronics Technicians — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $30K to approximately $69K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Electronics Technicians is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,418 - $72,907
$32K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $50,304
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$13.59 - $29.82
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MEDIAN: $19.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,418 - $72,907  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,535  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,152  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,490  
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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$30,104 - $69,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.59 - $29.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11  
Overtime
$19.16 - $45.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,535  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,490  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,152  
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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$30,104 - $69,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,675

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Job Description for Electronics Technician

Electronic technicians repair, conduct, and test a variety of electrical systems and products. When an electrical system is malfunctioning, these technicians must troubleshoot the system and repair it to a safe and working order.

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Electronics Technician Tasks

  • Troubleshoot electro-mechanical assemblies to the component level.
  • Develop and document test processes for electronic equipment.
  • Perform minor soldering and electronic repair.
  • Design and document minor electronics and cable assemblies.
  • Utilize various electronic test equipment, such as meters, oscilloscopes and power supplies.

Common Career Paths for Electronics Technician


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Electronics Technicians who advance into the role of an Electronics Engineer are fairly uncommon. Electronics Engineers on average earn $69K per year. The most common next step for an Electronics Technician is to become an Electrical Engineer or an Engineering Technician. The former position pays an additional $23K per year on average, and the latter position pays $2K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electronics Technician


Known for taking on a considerable number of Electronics Technicians, U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin Corp, AT&T Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) are leading firms in the industry. Electronics Technicians flock to United States Navy for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $66K lead the pack in compensation. Soaring salaries can also be found at U.S. Postal Service (USPS), U.S. Coast Guard, and AT&T Inc., where earnings of $65K, $63K, or $62K are standard for Electronics Technicians.

Avnet Inc., Halliburton Energy Services, and U.S. Navy also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $32K, $47K, and $49K.

Popular Skills for Electronics Technician


Electronics Technicians report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Telecommunications, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Test Engineering, and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 13 percent. Those listing Quality Assurance / Quality Control as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Assembler and Soldering also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Electronic Troubleshooting also know Systems Troubleshooting and Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Technician

Pay by Experience for an Electronics Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Electronics Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 1,327 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electronics Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 1,079 salaries. An experienced Electronics Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 1,198 salaries. An Electronics Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 826 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,683

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Austin is home to an above-average pay rate for Electronics Technicians, 18 percent higher than the national average. Electronics Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+18 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), Minneapolis (+12 percent), and Denver (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Pittsburgh, 19 percent below the national average. Employers in Chicago and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Electronics Technician

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 598 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Electronics Technician Salaries

▲19%

▲13%

▲1%

National Average
$46,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Electronics Technician Salaries











Equipment Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

▼6%

▼11%

▼15%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 598 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%
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