Instrumentation & Electricity Technician Salary

Instrumentation & Electricity Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $26.45 per hour. Job satisfaction for Instrumentation & Electricity Technicians is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,255 - $107,276
(Median)
$38K
$60K
$110K
MEDIAN: $60,000
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$19.15 - $33.72
(Median)
$19
$26
$34
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,255 - $107,276  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
Total Pay (?
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$40,551 - $88,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.15 - $33.72  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $47.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
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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$40,551 - $88,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $52K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $61K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $63K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Instrumentation & Electricity Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $76K on average.

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Experience Affects Instrumentation & Electricity Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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