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Instrumentation & Electricity Technician Salary

Instrumentation & Electricity Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $25.93 per hour. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction for Instrumentation & Electricity Technicians is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,785 - $105,701
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$110K
MEDIAN: $59,321
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90%

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$15.78 - $32.84
(Median)
$16
$26
$33
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,785 - $105,701  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,603  
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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$36,088 - $82,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $32.84  
   
Overtime
$18.91 - $45.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,603  
   
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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$36,088 - $82,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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.

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Instrumentation & Electricity Technician Tasks

  • 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.
  • Repair, maintain, and install electricity, air conditioning, and heating.
  • Guide junior technicians in installations and ensure conformance to operational policies and procedures.

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $54K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $61K. For Instrumentation & Electricity Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $62K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $72K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Instrumentation & Electricity Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 5%
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