Instrumentation & Electricity Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Instrumentation & Electricity Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $28.49 per hour. Most Instrumentation & Electricity Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20.58 - $42.34
$21
$28
$42
MEDIAN: $28.49
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$20.58 - $42.34  
   
Overtime
$42.98  
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$46,096 - $93,363  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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

  • 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.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $52K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $61K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $87K in this role. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $64K by contrast.

Key Stats for Instrumentation & Electricity Technician

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Instrumentation & Electricity Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲30%

National Average
$67,000

Late-Career
▼4%

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None:
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