Irrigation Technician Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Irrigation Technicians earn an average of $15.29 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Nearly two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly a fourth collect dental insurance. Most Irrigation Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$26,504 - $52,184
$27K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,203
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50%
90%

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$11.49 - $20.41
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$15
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$0$52K
Salary $26,504 - $52,184
Bonus $50.00 - $3,000
Profit Sharing $1,600
Commission $1,500
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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$24,915 - $49,424
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 87
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $11.49 - $20.41
Hourly Tips $0.90
Overtime $16.66 - $29.82
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $50.00 - $3,000
Commission $1,500
Profit Sharing $1,600
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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$24,915 - $49,424
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 419

Job Description for Irrigation Technician

Irrigation technicians are responsible for the installation and maintenance of irrigation systems. The job requires regular physical labor outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Maintenance tasks performed by the irrigation technician includes replacing and repairing valves, installing timers and clocks, locating existing irrigation zones and lines, repairing pumps, and "winterizing" equipment if the location warrants it. The job often requires irrigation technicians to consult blueprints and diagrams to locate existing equipment. Upon installation of new systems )as well as in the course of repairs on existing systems), irrigation technicians are responsible for conducting testing.

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Irrigation Technician Tasks

  • Install, inspect, maintain, diagnose and repair irrigation systems.
  • Document work performed and equipment/supplies utilized.
  • Set irrigation timer controls and maintenance schedules.
  • Read plans to install irrigation systems according to specifications.
  • Visit sites and make recommendations about irrigation placement and type.

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Pay by Experience Level for Irrigation Technician

Pay by Experience for an Irrigation Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Irrigation Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 193 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Irrigation Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Irrigation Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 157 salaries. An Irrigation Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 47 salaries.

Irrigation Technician Reviews

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

Irrigation Technician in Winona:
"Curiosity."
Pros: The people, the seasonal work and that every job is different.
Cons: Sort of feel like I'm being taken advantage of, long hours, lack of appreciation for the job I do.

Irrigation Technician in Charlotte:
"Hard Labor."
Pros: Plenty of hard labor.
Cons: Weather, no idea when the hours are going to be.

Irrigation Technician in Beaufort:
Pros: It takes alot of problem solving and tedious work.. I get to work alone.
Cons: The pay could be better consodering it takes knowledge and skill to do what we do.

Irrigation Technician in Denton:
"Outside."
Pros: I enjoy being outside and having something different to do everyday. I work 4, 10 hour days so I have a three day weekend.
Cons: My supervisors do not have their tech certificates or their licenses but they feel the need to question me non stop. Any time I say anything about a piece of equipment that might make my job easier I'm told its not in the budget.

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Key Stats for Irrigation Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Irrigation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Irrigation Technician Salaries

National Average
$35,000


System Repair
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 58%