Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Instrument and Electrical Technicians with Instrument Control skills — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $58K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $68K. For Instrument and Electrical Technicians with Instrument Control skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $72K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $78K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.