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Instrument Technician Salary

An Instrument Technician earns an average wage of $20.14 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Electronic Troubleshooting and Instrument Control.
$36,655 - $95,059
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,195
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$12.06 - $36.74
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$36,655 - $95,059  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,760  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,543  
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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$26,489 - $89,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $36.74  
   
Overtime
$13.32 - $58.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,760  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,543  
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).
)
$26,489 - $89,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 219
United States (change)

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.

Common Career Paths for Instrument Technician


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Pay by Experience Level for Instrument Technician

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

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Instrument Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Instrument Technician Salaries



National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%