An Instrument Technician earns an average wage of $20.43 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Systems Troubleshooting, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Instrument Control.
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$30,607 - $81,219
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MEDIAN: $53,000
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$12.05 - $37.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,607 - $81,219  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,131  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
Total Pay (?
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$26,274 - $84,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $37.33  
   
Overtime
$18.21 - $60.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,131  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$26,274 - $84,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 310

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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

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

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Key Stats for Instrument Technician

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Instrument Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%


Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Instrument Technician Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 72%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 62%



National Average
$47,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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