Electronics Technician Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Electronics Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.00 per hour nationwide. Overall cash earnings of Electronics Technicians stretch from $30K to $70K; the final number can encompass up to $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with some enjoying commissions of almost $25K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by geography and years of experience. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Electronics Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$33,011 - $75,663
$33K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,692
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$13.64 - $30.33
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MEDIAN: $20.12
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$0$75K
Salary $33,011 - $75,663
Bonus $0.00 - $4,890
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,120
Commission $0.00 - $25,183
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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$30,211 - $70,774
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,187
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $13.64 - $30.33
Hourly Tips $0.89
Overtime $19.73 - $46.29
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,890
Commission $0.00 - $25,183
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,120
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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$30,211 - $70,774
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,816

Job Description for Electronics Technician

Electronic technicians repair, conduct, and test a variety of electrical systems and products. When an electrical system is malfunctioning, these technicians must troubleshoot the system and repair it to a safe and working order.

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Electronics Technician Tasks

  • Troubleshoot electro-mechanical assemblies to the component level.
  • Develop and document test processes for electronic equipment.
  • Perform minor soldering and electronic repair.
  • Design and document minor electronics and cable assemblies.
  • Utilize various electronic test equipment, such as meters, oscilloscopes and power supplies.

Common Career Paths for Electronics Technician


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It's not very common for Electronics Technicians to move on to become Electronics Engineers. Average pay for an Electronics Engineer is $69K annually. When Electronics Technicians are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Electrical Engineers or Engineering Technicians. Those roles pay an additional $23K and $2K, respectively.

Electronics Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Electronics Technician


U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin Corp, AT&T Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Electronics Technicians. The biggest paychecks can be found at United States Navy — the median salary there is $66K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider U.S. Postal Service (USPS), U.S. Coast Guard, and AT&T Inc., top-paying firms where Electronics Technicians rake in a $65K, $63K, or $62K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Avnet Inc. at $32K, Halliburton Energy Services at $47K, and U.S. Navy, where $49K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Electronics Technician


Survey takers working as Electronics Technicians report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Telecommunications, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Test Engineering, and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 12 percent. Those listing Quality Assurance / Quality Control as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Assembler and Soldering also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Electronic Troubleshooting also know Systems Troubleshooting and Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Technician

Pay by Experience for an Electronics Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Electronics Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 1,327 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electronics Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 1,079 salaries. An experienced Electronics Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 1,198 salaries. An Electronics Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 826 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,277

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 18 percent, Electronics Technicians in Austin receive some of the highest pay in the country. Electronics Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+18 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), Minneapolis (+12 percent), and Denver (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 20 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Pittsburgh. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Chicago and 7 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Electronics Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Electronics Technician?

Electronics Technician in Plainfield:
"Perks."
Pros: I like the work environment and team members. I like repairing equipment. I like the PTO.
Cons: Doing the same job over and over. The particular job isn't challenging enough. I don't like doing tech support. Undersaffed.

Electronics Technician in Salisbury:
Pros: Lax atmosphere.
Cons: Supervisor with no knowledge.

Electronics Technician in Pittsburgh:
"A new project daily."
Pros: The hours worked. Some of my coworkers.
Cons: Getting mandatory overtime and not getting paid. Having others with less qualifications and seniority getting promoted before me without going through proper procedure. No significant raises or performance evaluations on a regular basis.

Electronics Technician in San Luis Obispo:
"Interesting work enviroment."
Pros: Electronics manufacturing is a varied process requiring a variety of talents to do successfully. In order for small batch electronic manufacturing things must be incredibly well organized with strong processes in place, understood by employees, and implemented with utmost attention to detail. I enjoy finding the best way to accomplish at task and work my way to a point where my operation works on its own.
Cons: Everything I stated previously that is required for a good job isn't present at work. Lack luster performance of direct managers is causing all areas of production feel added strain through lack of direction.

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Key Stats for Electronics Technician

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 720 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Electronics Technician Salaries

▲17%

▲12%

▼0%

National Average
$46,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Electronics Technician Salaries









National Average
$46,000



Equipment Maintenance
▼2%

▼7%

▼13%

▼16%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 720 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 18%