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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. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Instrument and Electronics Technicians is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$32,973 - $70,957
(Median)
$33K
$51K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,596
10%
50%
90%

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$13.75 - $35.75
(Median)
$14
$22
$36
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,973 - $70,957  
   
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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$31,639 - $80,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.75 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$16.22 - $55.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
)
$31,639 - $80,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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.


For many Instrument and Electronics Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $50K. Instrument and Electronics Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Instrument and Electronics Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Instrument and Electronics Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
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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
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%
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