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Instrument and Electronics Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of Instrument and Electronics Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $21.67 per hour. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Instrument and Electronics Technicians. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$35,390 - $70,791
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,191
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$14.44 - $36.05
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,390 - $70,791  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,145  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $2,500  
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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$32,572 - $80,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.44 - $36.05  
   
Overtime
$15.78 - $53.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,145  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $2,500  
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).
)
$32,572 - $80,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
United States (change)

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.


Instrument and Electronics Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $41K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $50K. Instrument and Electronics Technicians see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $58K.

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Experience Affects Instrument and Electronics Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%