Men account for the majority of Instrumentation & Electricity Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $28.50 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$22.41 - $42.04
MEDIAN: $28.00

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$22.41 - $42.04  
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$48,325 - $92,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Instrumentation & Electricity Technician

Generally, instrumentation/electricity technicians maintain equipment and electrical systems in a plant or manufacturing facility and ensure that they are running smoothly. Safety is an important focus of the job to ensure that all systems are safe for workers to use. These technicians also carry out routine maintenance and calibration on various instrumentation systems and other equipment in the facility to ensure that they work at optimal conditions.


Instrumentation & Electricity Technician Tasks

  • Repair, maintain, and install electricity, air conditioning, and heating.
  • Guide junior technicians in installations and ensure conformance to operational policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with engineers, technicians, or other personnel to schedule and prioritize work.
  • Determine present or future electrical requirements and coordinate with upper management to better understand them.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instrumentation & Electricity Technician

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

People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $52K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Instrumentation & Electricity Technicians make a median salary of $74K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $64K on average.

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Common Health Benefits

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Medical: 100%
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Dental: 80%
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Vision: 50%
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