The average hourly pay for an Instrument and Electrical Technician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills is $31.02.
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$21 - $41
$1,216 - $10,850
$750 - $4,913
$49,874 - $94,553
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Job Description for Instrument and Electrical Technician
Instrument and electrical technicians generally work in a factory or plant environment such as manufacturing facilities, processing facilities and plants that deal with chemicals. The technician monitors devices that control processes within the facility, making adjustments either manually or using instruments as necessary. Periodic maintenance is also done by the technician to ensure the instrumentation remains in good working condition. Additionally, the technician sometimes has to conduct tro…Read more
Instrument and Electrical Technician Tasks
- Inspect, troubleshoot, and resolve problems with electrical circuits and their connected components.
- Document maintenance and installations.
- Configure, install, and test new equipment.
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Popular Skills for Instrument and Electrical Technician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Systems Troubleshooting and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Plant Maintenance, Electronic Troubleshooting and Instrument Control.
Pay by Experience Level for Instrument and Electrical Technician
An early career Instrument and Electrical Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $27.06 based on 47 salaries. A mid-career Instrument and Electrical Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.12 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Instrument and Electrical Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.55 based on 66 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $35.
Years of Experience
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