Electronics Technician Salary

A sizeable majority of Electronics Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $19.38 per hour. Cash earnings for Electronics Technicians — including $3K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $29K to $68K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though tenure and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,467 - $72,606
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$31K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,478
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$13.18 - $28.68
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$13
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,467 - $72,606  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,022  
Profit Sharing
$101.25 - $5,973  
Commission
$98.63 - $4,966  
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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$29,388 - $67,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $28.68  
   
Overtime
$18.23 - $44.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,022  
   
Commission
$98.63 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$101.25 - $5,973  
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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$29,388 - $67,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,741
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Electronics Technicians sometimes become Construction Project Managers, where the average income is $70K per year. When Electronics Technicians are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Electrical Engineers or Engineering Technicians. Those roles pay an additional $23K and $2K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electronics Technician


Known for taking on a considerable number of Electronics Technicians, U.S. Navy, U.S. Postal Service (USPS), U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Air Force (USAF), and L-3 Communications are leading firms in the industry. Employees of Schlumberger can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $75K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $30K to $106K. Soaring salaries can also be found at AT&T Inc., U.S. Postal Service (USPS), and U.S. Coast Guard, where earnings of $64K, $63K, or $63K are standard for Electronics Technicians.

Other low-paying employers include General Electric Co (GE) at $46K and U.S. Navy at $49K, though some Electronics Technicians there earn up to $68K.

Popular Skills for Electronics Technician


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Test Engineering, Telecommunications, and Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Soldering, Assembler, and Technical Services. The majority of those who know Electronic Troubleshooting also know 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $36K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $44K. Electronics Technicians bring in $49K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $53K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For Electronics Technicians, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 21 percent greater than the national average. Electronics Technicians will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+17 percent), San Antonio (+16 percent), Norfolk (+13 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Orlando (7 percent lower) and Austin (6 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Electronics Technician Salaries



National Average
$44,000



Skills That Affect Electronics Technician Salaries

Microsoft Office
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System Repair
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System Testing
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Electronic Equipment Installation
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Troubleshooting
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National Average
$44,000


Technical Services
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Soldering
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 739 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
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: 54% employee benefits None: 17%
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