$51,139
Avg. Salary
$20.33
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,005

Bonus

$1,206

Profit Sharing

$1,474

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Electronics Technician is $20.33 per hour.

The average pay for an Electronics Technician is $51,139 per year.

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$13.86
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$20.33
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$30.69
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MEDIAN $20.33
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$34k
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$51k
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$77k
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MEDIAN $51,139
$33,751 - $76,669
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MEDIAN: $51,139
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$0$76K
Salary $33,751 - $76,669
Bonus $0.00 - $4,943
Profit Sharing $20.00 - $5,886
Commission $309 - $11,635
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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$30,468 - $71,457
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,095
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $13.86 - $30.69
Hourly Tips $1.07
Overtime $19.75 - $46.62
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,943
Commission $309 - $11,635
Profit Sharing $20.00 - $5,886
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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$30,468 - $71,457
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,982

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.

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.

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 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: $46,869

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 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.

Electronics Technician in Akron:
Go into another field. The jobs are few these days and for what is out there, the pay is horrible.

Electronics Technician in Greensboro:
"Hubbell is a good place to work if you actually work."
Good place to work with advancement opportunities if you show you can work hard.

Electronics Technician in Ravenna:
"The Job Is Great, But."
Definitely do some research into the companies you work for. If they deal with temps on a regular basis. Proceed with caution. EVERY single company I have ever done tech work for that has used temps has a VERY high turnover rate for good reason!

Electronics Technician in Marshall:
"Not Too Bad Of A Place To Work."
Get a good job and experience and then go for a job that you really want to do. If you ever get where you dread going to work then it is time to move on.

Electronics Technician in McKinney:
"Educate Yourself Before 45."
If you want to be sought after for job positions, complete your education to at least a four year before the age of 45. You can do it. You MUST do it !

Electronics Technician in Salt Lake City:
"Never Stop Learning Or Listening To Elders/Others."
I have found that everyone has their "niche" and may know more than I do.

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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 1318 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Electronics Technician Salaries

▲16%

▲10%

National Average
$47,000

▼1%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Electronics Technician Salaries








National Average
$47,000




Equipment Maintenance
▼3%

▼8%

▼14%

▼17%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1318 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 18%