Instrument and Electrical Technician Salary (United States)

An Instrument and Electrical Technician earns an average wage of $26.34 per hour.
Instrument and Electrical Technician Total Pay (?
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$37,862 - $77,359
(Median)
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67K
77K
MEDIAN: $58,234
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Instrument and Electrical Technician Total Pay (?
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$17.87 - $34.69
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,862 - $77,359  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,170  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $8,000  
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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$40,209 - $83,983  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.87 - $34.69  
   
Overtime
$26.56 - $51.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,170  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $8,000  
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).
)
$40,209 - $83,983  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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Job Description for Instrument and Electrical Technician

Instrument and electrical technicians inspect, troubleshoot, and resolve problems with electrical circuits and their connected components. They configure, install, and test new equipment while making sure all maintenance and installations are well-documented. Maintenance may include performing adjustments and calibration procedures on various forms of process equipment. Some travel may be required in this line of work. Extended hours or shift work may be required depending on the company's needs. Many instrument technicians work in large manufacturing or processing plants in a variety of industries, such as energy production or agriculture. It's a very hands-on type of job, and some degree of physical fitness may be required for climbing or lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.
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Instrument and Electrical Technician Tasks
  • Configure, install, and test new equipment.
  • Document maintenance and installations.
  • Inspect, troubleshoot, and resolve problems with electrical circuits and their connected components.

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Pay Difference By Location

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$60,000
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Experience Affects Instrument and Electrical Technician Salaries

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$60,000

Skills That Affect Instrument and Electrical Technician Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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