Instrumentation & Electricity Technician Salary

Instrumentation & Electricity Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $26.12 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of Instrumentation & Electricity Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,520 - $106,523
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$110K
MEDIAN: $60,000
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$17.59 - $33.24
(Median)
$18
$26
$33
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,520 - $106,523  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,750  
Total Pay (?
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$38,999 - $81,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$17.59 - $33.24  
   
Overtime
$16.61 - $44.70  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,750  
   
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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$38,999 - $81,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $61K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $54K. Instrumentation & Electricity Technicians see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 6%
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