Instrument Technician Salary

An Instrument Technician earns an average wage of $20.23 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Systems Troubleshooting, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Instrument Control.
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$28,966 - $89,396
$29K
$52K
$89K
MEDIAN: $51,565
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50%
90%

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$12.27 - $37.12
$12
$20
$37
MEDIAN: $20.19
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$0$89K
Salary $28,966 - $89,396
Bonus $0.00 - $5,837
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,067
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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$26,714 - $84,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 94
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $12.27 - $37.12
Overtime $18.07 - $58.45
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,837
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,067
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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$26,714 - $84,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 313

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Instrument Technician

Pay by Experience for an Instrument Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Instrument Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 184 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Instrument Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 114 salaries. An experienced Instrument Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 102 salaries. An Instrument Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 61 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,677

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Instrument Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Instrument Technician?

Instrument Technician in Port Huron:
"Properly staffed."
Pros: Helping people.
Cons: Feeling unappreciated when it comes to patient care.

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Key Stats for Instrument Technician

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Instrument Technician Salaries

▲44%

▲15%

▲5%

National Average
$48,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Instrument Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲72%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲67%



National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 15%
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