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Irrigation Technician Salary

Irrigation Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $14.38 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.09 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $19.23. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and just under one-fifth earn dental coverage.
$24,983 - $52,000
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MEDIAN: $36,910
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,983 - $52,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,525  
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$22,233 - $47,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $19.23  
   
Overtime
$14.64 - $29.57  
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$0.00 - $2,525  
   
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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$22,233 - $47,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 217
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Job Description for Irrigation Technician

Irrigation technicians are responsible for the installation and maintenance of irrigation systems. The job requires regular physical labor outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Maintenance tasks performed by the irrigation technician includes replacing and repairing valves, installing timers and clocks, locating existing irrigation zones and lines, repairing pumps, and "winterizing" equipment if the location warrants it. The job often requires irrigation technicians to consult blueprints and diagrams to locate existing equipment. Upon installation of new systems )as well as in the course of repairs on existing systems), irrigation technicians are responsible for conducting testing.

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Irrigation Technician Tasks

  • Read plans to install irrigation systems according to specifications.
  • Visit sites and make recommendations about irrigation placement and type.
  • Set irrigation timer controls and maintenance schedules.
  • Install, inspect, maintain, diagnose and repair irrigation systems.
  • Document work performed and equipment/supplies utilized.

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Irrigation Technicians typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Systems Troubleshooting and System Repair are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include System Repair. Competency in System Repair frequently indicates knowledge of Systems Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Irrigation 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 $28K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $31K. For Irrigation Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $36K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $39K.

Irrigation Technician Advice

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Irrigation Technician in Avon:
"Does Not Meet State Minimum Labor Laws."
We have no breaks, and are told to "eat as we go" for lunch. So... no breaks and no lunch. Most often we are kept late at night and asked to be exactly on-time the next day; not logical. Furthermore, we are "asked" to work on days off. Not happy here.

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Experience Affects Irrigation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Irrigation Technician Salaries


National Average
$32,000

System Repair
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 63%