The average pay for an Irrigation Technician is $15.77 per hour.
The average pay for an Irrigation Technician is $39,072 per year.
|Salary||$26,636 - $55,730|
|Bonus||$102 - $3,030|
|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).)
|$25,439 - $50,639|
|Hourly Rate||$11.84 - $21.50|
|Overtime||$17.32 - $30.20|
|Bonus||$102 - $3,030|
|Total Pay (||$25,439 - $50,639|
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.Read More...
Irrigation technicians may also be responsible for providing services such as excavation, repairing line breaks, and filling trenches depending on their employer and clients. When working, irrigation technicians use hand tools such as shovels, spades, rakes, and cutters, as well as larger tools and power tools. Irrigation technicians are employed in a wide variety of settings such as homes, apartment buildings, shopping centers, resorts, golf courses, schools, city governments, and office buildings. In settings where customers are in contact with irrigation technicians, customer service skills are necessary for irrigation technicians.
Previous relevant experience is typically required for this position, and certification is occasionally needed as well. Irrigation technicians must have a driver's license with a clean driving record, as well as knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, building codes, rules, and ordinances. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- 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.
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