Entry-Level Instrument and Electrical Technicians take home approximately $24.78 per hour on average. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Instrument and Electrical Technicians is extremely high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,000 - $76,343
(Median)
$37K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $53,002
10%
50%
90%

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$16.40 - $34.90
(Median)
$16
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,000 - $76,343  
   
Bonus
$970 - $6,595  
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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$36,437 - $79,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.40 - $34.90  
   
Overtime
$25.16 - $54.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$970 - $6,595  
   
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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$36,437 - $79,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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.

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Skills That Affect Instrument and Electrical Technician Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Instrument Control
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National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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