For Instrument and Electronics Technicians, hourly average wages total $22.79 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Instrument and Electronics Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Instrument and Electronics Technicians are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,521 - $78,107
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$78K
MEDIAN: $49,316
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$14.95 - $34.81
(Median)
$15
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,521 - $78,107  
   
Bonus
$700  
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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$32,183 - $80,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $34.81  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $51.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$700  
   
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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$32,183 - $80,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Instrument and Electronics Technicians. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $55K. For Instrument and Electronics Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $60K. Instrument and Electronics Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $63K on average.

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Experience Affects Instrument and Electronics Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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