Average Electrical Technician Hourly Pay

$21.43
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$1,179
Bonus
$10,000
Commission
$1,536
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The average hourly pay for an Electrical Technician is $21.43.
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$14.53
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$21.43
90%
$31.84
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $32
Bonus
$485 - $6,153
Profit Sharing
$195 - $5,034
Commission
$0 - $10,000
Total Pay
$31,218 - $74,571
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What Do Electrical Technicians Do?

Electrical Technician Tasks
  • Lay out and assemble basic electrical circuits and assemblies.
  • Lay out and assemble machines based on drawings and detailed verbal instruction.
  • Perform basic mechanical and electrical troubleshooting.
  • Read and interpret electrical and mechanical blueprints, diagrams and schematics.

Job Satisfaction for Electrical Technician

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What Are Popular Skills for Electrical Technicians?

Skills in Troubleshooting, Electronic Troubleshooting, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Systems Troubleshooting and Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Technicians?

An entry-level Electrical Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.32 based on 47 salaries. An early career Electrical Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.60 based on 417 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.61 based on 280 salaries. An experienced Electrical Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.64 based on 248 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Employees with Electrical Technician in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 11.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (9.9% more) and Dallas, Texas (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (14.5% less) and Huntsville, Alabama (11.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,216 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.9%
Early Career
34.3%
Mid Career
23.0%
Experienced
20.4%
Late Career
18.4%