Average Instrument Technician Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for an Instrument Technician in United Kingdom is £35,033.
MEDIAN £35,033
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£23k - £68k
£350 - £7k
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£830 - £5k
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£24k - £70k

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Job Description for Instrument Technician

Instrument Technician Tasks
  • Calibrate temperature, pressure, flow, or other characteristics of instruments.
  • Assemble, disassemble, and test parts of instruments.
  • Audit and maintain spare parts inventory and manage documentation around instruments.
  • Respond to outages and problems promptly and document root causes.
  • Maintain, repair, and troubleshoot instrumentation.

Career Paths

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Instrument Technician
Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technic...
Instrument and Electrical Technician
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Popular Skills for Instrument Technician

Skills in Instrument Control, Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Plant Maintenance and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Instrument Technician

An early career Instrument Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £31,916 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Instrument Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £35,648 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Instrument Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £37,886 based on 18 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £37,213.
Employees with Instrument Technician in their job title in Aberdeen, Scotland: Aberdeen earn an average of 90.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in London, England: London (28.6% less), Hull, England: East Riding of Yorkshire (7.6% less) and Middlesbrough, England: Cleveland (1.5% less).

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