Instrumentation & Electricity Technician Salary

Male Instrumentation & Electricity Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $25.93 per hour in the United States. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,520 - $106,523
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$110K
MEDIAN: $60,000
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$15.57 - $32.96
(Median)
$16
$26
$33
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,520 - $106,523  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,660  
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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$35,320 - $82,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.57 - $32.96  
   
Overtime
$16.85 - $45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,660  
   
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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$35,320 - $82,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $53K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $62K. For Instrumentation & Electricity Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $62K. As Instrumentation & Electricity Technicians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $76K.

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Experience Affects Instrumentation & Electricity Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

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
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 5%
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