Electronics Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $19.88 per hour. Overall compensation packages to Electronics Technicians range from $30K on the low end to $69K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $4K and profit sharing that approaches $6K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $25K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. For the most part, Electronics Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,069 - $72,463
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$72K
MEDIAN: $50,040
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$13.46 - $29.53
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,069 - $72,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,410  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,811  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,073  
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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$29,760 - $68,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.46 - $29.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.29  
Overtime
$18.88 - $45.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,410  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,073  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,811  
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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$29,760 - $68,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,568

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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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While Electronics Technicians do not often become Electronics Engineers, the job pays $69K per year on average. Electronics Technicians moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Electrical Engineers or Engineering Technicians. The median paychecks in those roles are $23K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electronics Technician


U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin Corp, AT&T Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Electronics Technicians. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Raytheon Co. offers the most; Electronics Technicians earn $69K on average there. Other employers shelling out big bucks include United States Navy, U.S. Postal Service (USPS), and U.S. Coast Guard, where Electronics Technicians typically earn around $66K, $65K, or $63K, respectively.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include U.S. Marine Corps ($34K), Halliburton Energy Services ($47K), and U.S. Air Force (USAF) ($48K).

Popular Skills for Electronics Technician


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 11 percent and 14 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. Those educated in Electronic Troubleshooting tend to be well versed in Systems Troubleshooting and Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Technician

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


For Electronics Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $37K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $46K. On average, Electronics Technicians make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $53K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,552

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For Electronics Technicians, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Electronics Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+15 percent), Minneapolis (+14 percent), Austin (+12 percent), and Norfolk (+10 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Pittsburgh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Dallas and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less).

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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 534 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Electronics Technician Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Electronics Technician Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 534 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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