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Instrument and Electronics Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Instrument and Electronics Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $21.98 per hour. The majority of Instrument and Electronics Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,059 - $70,469
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,310
10%
50%
90%

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$13.89 - $36.21
(Median)
$14
$22
$36
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,059 - $70,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,272  
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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$32,033 - $80,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.89 - $36.21  
   
Overtime
$16.22 - $55.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,272  
   
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).
)
$32,033 - $80,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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Job Description for Instrument and Electronics Technician

  • Conduct instrument calibration and write calibration reports.
  • Inspect and repair electronic and mechanical instruments.
  • Provide technical oversight and troubleshooting on instrument applications.
  • Maintain and update computer database to track inventory and transactions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instrument and Electronics Technician

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $55K.

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Experience Affects Instrument and Electronics Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%