Electronics Technician Salary (United States)

An Electronics Technician earns an average wage of $19.08 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Telecommunications.
Electronics Technician Total Pay (?
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$30,953 - $70,734
(Median)
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49K
60K
71K
MEDIAN: $48,799
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Electronics Technician Total Pay (?
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$12.86 - $28.33
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,953 - $70,734  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,033  
Profit Sharing
$287.52 - $5,141  
Commission
$350.00 - $2,500  
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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$28,720 - $67,106  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $28.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.73  
Overtime
$18.30 - $43.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,033  
   
Commission
$350.00 - $2,500  
Profit Sharing
$287.52 - $5,141  
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).
)
$28,720 - $67,106  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,167
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Job Description for Electronics Technician

Electronics Technicians are very important workers, especially for the common households and business where electronics thrive the most. Electronics Technicians can repair your business or your household electronics. These technicians can fix many things ranging from televisions to computers to radios. They can even work with engineers to help them develop new systems and products. Electronic Technicians can work in many job fields, such as aeronautics, medicine, government, hospitals, engineering, transportation, etc. Technicians have good learning ability, and they are able to repair many different products. Troubleshoot electro-mechanical assemblies to the component level. Utilize various electronic test equipment, such as meters, oscilloscopes and power supplies. Design and document minor electronics and cable assemblies. Perform minor soldering and electronic repair. Develop and document test processes for electronic equipment. They also have good eyesight and color vision due to the fact that they must be able to clearly see the many parts of the electronic system that they are working on. Listening and communication skills are also very highly involved with being a electronics technician. The more work and experience that an electrician gains the more likely they are to to seek a supervisory position in a company. Some technicians go on to start their own business in electronic repair. At the beginning of their career the technicians usually start out with an associates degree. Some of the electricians will seek a bachelors degree later on in their career. Some technicians even help to repair missiles for the government. Electronics have become a very big part of our day to day life and without them life would be dull and uninteresting. In all, electronics technicians play a very important role in our society and how we live our everyday life. Without their help, life would almost cease to exist.
Electronics Technician Tasks
  • Design and document minor electronics and cable assemblies.
  • Utilize various electronic test equipment, such as meters, oscilloscopes and power supplies.
  • Perform minor soldering and electronic repair.
  • Troubleshoot electro-mechanical assemblies to the component level.
  • Develop and document test processes for electronic equipment.

Common Career Paths for Electronics Technician

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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Electronics Technician Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Electronics Technician Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
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System Testing
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Soldering
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Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 17%
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