An Instrument Repair Technician earns an average wage of $15.46 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$23,966 - $62,577
(Median)
$24K
$48K
$63K
MEDIAN: $47,993
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$10.25 - $22.46
(Median)
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,966 - $62,577  
   
Bonus
$450.00  
Commission
$15,100  
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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$23,467 - $60,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $22.46  
   
Overtime
$13.50 - $36.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$450.00  
   
Commission
$15,100  
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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$23,467 - $60,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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Job Description for Instrument Repair Technician

A variety of manufacturing machinery, from robotics to tools to automated processes, rely on accurate controls and gauges. An instrument repair technician helps ensure control and monitoring hardware functions properly through routine maintenance and repair. The technician is typically employed directly by the manufacturing company in larger companies; however, smaller organizations may subcontract this work to private repair companies that have dedicated technicians.

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Instrument Repair Technician Tasks

  • Interact with customers and set expectations about schedule and eventual use of instruments.
  • Repair instruments, calibrating and ensuring performance is within acceptable limits.
  • Inspect equipment and test current state to identify needed repairs, adjustments and parts.
  • Document calibration, repairs, and condition at intake and return.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instrument Repair Technician

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

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Experience Affects Instrument Repair Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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