The average Instrument Technician with Instrument Control skills can expect to rake in roughly $23.45 per hour. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Instrument Technicians with Instrument Control skills is high. Instrument Technicians with Instrument Control skills who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,276 - $81,885
(Median)
$31K
$56K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,341
10%
50%
90%

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$13.94 - $39.91
(Median)
$14
$23
$40
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$31,276 - $81,885  
   
Bonus
$0.18 - $7,946  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,675 - $87,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $39.91  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $63.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.18 - $7,946  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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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$30,675 - $87,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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Pay by Experience Level for Instrument Technician

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Instrument Technicians with Instrument Control skills. The average beginner in this position makes around $45K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $56K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $60K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $71K on average.

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Experience Affects Instrument Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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