Instrument Technician Salary

An Instrument Technician earns an average wage of $21.92 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Systems Troubleshooting, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Instrument Control.
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$38,121 - $87,097
(Median)
$38K
$51K
$87K
MEDIAN: $51,343
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90%

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$11.97 - $37.39
(Median)
$12
$22
$37
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$38,121 - $87,097  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,243  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$26,221 - $87,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $37.39  
   
Overtime
$15.51 - $59.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,243  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$26,221 - $87,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 324
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Job Description for Instrument Technician

Most instrument technician jobs fall mainly into two fields: medical and electrical. While there is a wee bit of overlap between the two fields (for example, both usually require the ability to operate in fast-paced environments), in most respects, the two are very different jobs indeed.

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Instrument Technician Tasks

  • Respond to outages and problems promptly and document root causes.
  • Maintain, repair, and troubleshoot instrumentation.
  • Audit and maintain spare parts inventory and manage documentation around instruments.
  • Calibrate temperature, pressure, flow, or other characteristics of instruments.
  • Assemble, disassemble, and test parts of instruments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instrument Technician

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Experience Affects Instrument Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Instrument Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 43%



National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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