Substation Technician Salary

A Substation Technician earns an average wage of $27.74 per hour.

$48,479 - $103,042
$48K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,515
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50%
90%

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$19.33 - $43.35
$19
$28
$43
MEDIAN: $28.11
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,479 - $103,042  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$42,892 - $97,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$19.33 - $43.35  
   
Overtime
$27.05 - $65.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$42,892 - $97,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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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

Pay by Experience for a Substation Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Substation Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Substation Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Substation Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 19 salaries. A Substation Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Substation Technician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Substation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲38%

Mid-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲19%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 6%
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