A Substation Technician earns an average wage of $27.87 per hour.

$38,783 - $103,042
(Median)
$39K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $67,987
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50%
90%

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$19.76 - $43.85
(Median)
$20
$28
$44
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,783 - $103,042  
   
Bonus
$4,069  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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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$42,927 - $97,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$19.76 - $43.85  
   
Overtime
$26.25 - $63.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$4,069  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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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$42,927 - $97,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Job Description for Substation Technician

Substation technicians work primarily with electric substations, which send electrical energy into nearby homes, and are also responsible for routine maintenance and updates of substations, as well as emergency repairs when necessary. These technicians must be able to work with schematics and a variety of circuit breakers, power cables, and transformers, and this work can be somewhat dangerous and requires a great deal of knowledge to safely handle this equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Substation Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Substation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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