Entry-Level Instrument and Electrical Technician Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Instrument and Electrical Technicians is around $25.09 per hour. Most Entry-Level Instrument and Electrical Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,752 - $78,899
$37K
$57K
$79K
MEDIAN: $57,000
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$16.64 - $35.30
$17
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $25.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,752 - $78,899  
   
Bonus
$511 - $6,851  
Profit Sharing
$1,700  
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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$36,808 - $80,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.64 - $35.30  
   
Overtime
$25.24 - $53.65  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$511 - $6,851  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,700  
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).
)
$36,808 - $80,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Instrument and Electrical Technician in Wichita:
"Consider Certifications."
If someone is interested in a technical based field, I recommend obtaining certifications over a degree. After getting the job aspire for more certifications and then pursue a degree if you choose for possible move to management.

Instrument and Electrical Technician in Baltimore:
"Must Have A Strong Mechanical And Analytical Mind."
Pay attention to detail follow step-by-step troubleshooting.

Key Stats for Instrument and Electrical Technician

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
25%
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Skills That Affect Instrument and Electrical Technician Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲5%

Instrument Control
▲2%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲1%

National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 7%
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