Electronics Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Electronics Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $19.46 per hour. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $3K, $6K, and $24K, respectively — total cash payment to Electronics Technicians can bottom out near $30K or top out at around $67K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though the particular city and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Work is enjoyable for Electronics Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,048 - $72,111
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$32K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,923
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$13.23 - $28.79
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$13
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,048 - $72,111  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,088  
Profit Sharing
$49.32 - $6,004  
Commission
$99.33 - $24,468  
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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$29,599 - $67,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,426
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $28.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02  
Overtime
$18.12 - $44.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,088  
   
Commission
$99.33 - $24,468  
Profit Sharing
$49.32 - $6,004  
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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$29,599 - $67,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,066
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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

  • 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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At the upper end, Electronics Technicians who move into a Construction Project Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Construction Project Managers is a much higher $70K 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


Many Electronics Technicians can be found at U.S. Navy, U.S. Postal Service (USPS), L-3 Communications, U.S. Air Force (USAF), and U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), firms that are at the top of the field. Employees of AT&T Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $65K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $39K to $82K. U.S. Postal Service (USPS), U.S. Coast Guard, and Raytheon Co. also offer top salaries for Electronics Technicians. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $64K, $63K, and $62K, respectively.

Other low-paying employers include U.S. Marine Corps at $39K and Halliburton Energy Services at $46K, though some Electronics Technicians there earn up to $117K.

Popular Skills for Electronics Technician


Survey takers working as Electronics Technicians report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Telecommunications, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Test Engineering, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Soldering, Assembler, and Technical Services. Those proficient in Electronic Troubleshooting are, more often than not, 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $37K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $44K. Electronics Technicians see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $53K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,851

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Home to some of the best pay for Electronics Technicians, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 22 percent above the national average. Electronics Technicians will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+15 percent), Houston (+9 percent), Norfolk (+9 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 18 percent south of the national average, can be found in Columbus. Pittsburgh and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Electronics Technician Salaries



National Average
$45,000



Skills That Affect Electronics Technician Salaries




Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%



System Repair
up arrow 4%

Electronic Equipment Installation
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System Testing
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Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Troubleshooting
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National Average
$45,000


Technical Services
up arrow 13%

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Soldering
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 792 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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