The average hourly pay for a Composite Technician is $17.73.
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What Do Composite Technicians Do?
Composite technicians use innovative products, such as graphite, carbon fibor, fiberglass, or kevlar, to create or repair items as wide-ranging as boats, skateboards, and airplanes. They must be able to modify glass, carbon, and other fibers and interpret engineering drawings and lamination schedules, and also mark dimensions and reference lines on material, develop trace patterns, and use relevant templates.
Composite technicians may use power tools and composite filament winding machinery and…Read more
Composite Technician Tasks
- Assemble, fabricate and repair products from composite parts and materials.
- Track, record and document work, materials, and products.
- Fabricate and prepare molds.
- Lay out composite materials for molding.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Composite Technician
The top respondents for the job title Composite Technician are from the companies General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc, Spacex and Spirit Aerosystems, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at General Atomics where the average pay is $26.26. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation and Spacex, earning around $23.00 and $22.49, respectively. Spirit Aerosystems, Inc. pays the lowest at around $15.11. Meggitt Aerospace and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.72 and $18.82, respectively.
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What Are Popular Skills for Composite Technicians?
Skills in Precision Measurement, Mold Making, Team Leadership and Composite Fillings are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Composite Materials.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Composite Technicians?
An entry-level Composite Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.45 based on 28 salaries. An early career Composite Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.87 based on 225 salaries. A mid-career Composite Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.88 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Composite Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.89 based on 77 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Composite Technician in their job title in Fort Worth, Texas earn an average of 35.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (15.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (12.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ogden, Utah (12.7% less), Salt Lake City, Utah (3.7% less) and Wichita, Kansas (3.3% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 475 survey responses.