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 $22.93 per hour. For the most part, Instrument and Electronics Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,379 - $75,208
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,034
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90%

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$15.27 - $35.96
(Median)
$15
$23
$36
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,379 - $75,208  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$33,270 - $81,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.27 - $35.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.66 - $55.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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).
)
$33,270 - $81,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $46K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $55K. Instrument and Electronics Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $50K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $55K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Instrument and Electronics Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$51,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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