Electronics Technician Salary

Male Electronics Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $19.84 per hour in the United States. Overall incomes of Electronics Technicians — including $4K bonuses, $6K profit sharing proceeds, and $25K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $30K and $69K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though geography and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,212 - $72,853
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$73K
MEDIAN: $50,053
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$13.54 - $29.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,212 - $72,853  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,438  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,905  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,288  
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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$29,901 - $68,938  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,104
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.54 - $29.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.29  
Overtime
$19.04 - $45.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,438  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,288  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,905  
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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$29,901 - $68,938  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,512
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Electronics Technicians sometimes become Electronics Engineers, where the average income is $69K per year. 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 among the top companies that take on many Electronics Technicians. Electronics Technicians seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at United States Navy, where the average salary comes to $66K. U.S. Postal Service (USPS), U.S. Coast Guard, and AT&T Inc. also offer top salaries for Electronics Technicians. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $65K, $63K, and $62K, respectively.

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


Survey results imply that Electronics Technicians deploy a deep pool 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 10 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Assembler, and Soldering. It is often found that people who know Electronic Troubleshooting are also skilled 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Electronics Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $38K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $46K. Electronics Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $52K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $54K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,521

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Home to some of the best pay for Electronics Technicians, Austin offers exceptional salaries, 19 percent above the national average. Electronics Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+19 percent), San Diego (+16 percent), Minneapolis (+13 percent), and Denver (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Pittsburgh. Workers in Chicago and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 7 percent less, 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 534 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%

▲14%

▲2%

National Average
$46,000

▼17%

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 534 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: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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