The average hourly pay for an Irrigation Technician is $16.09.
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What Do Irrigation Technicians Do?
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 …Read more
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.
Job Satisfaction for Irrigation Technician
Popular Employer Salaries for Irrigation Technician
The top respondents for the job title Irrigation Technician are from the companies Irrigation Specialists, Inc., The Brickman Group, Ltd. and Valleycrest Landscape Maintenance. Reported salaries are highest at Irrigation Specialists, Inc. where the average pay is $20.64. The Brickman Group, Ltd. pays the lowest at around $12.35.
Irrigation Technician Job Listings
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Irrigation Technicians?
An entry-level Irrigation Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.84 based on 10 salaries. An early career Irrigation Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.12 based on 271 salaries. A mid-career Irrigation Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.37 based on 187 salaries. An experienced Irrigation Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.76 based on 231 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Irrigation Technician in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 13.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (9.1% more) and Colorado Springs, Colorado (8.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (4.6% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (0.6% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 798 survey responses.