How Much Do Control and Valve Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Control and Valve Technicians

Control and Valve Technicians install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$62400 per year
Hourly wage
$30 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$32,940 to $42,930 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$16 to $21 per hour

Entry-level Control and Valve Installers and Repairers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $32,940 to $42,930 per year or $16 to $21 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Control and Valve Installers and Repairers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $47 $98,180
Senior (Top 25%) $39 $80,750
Middle (Mid 50%) $29 $60,580
Junior (Bottom 25%) $21 $42,930
No experience (Bottom 10%) $16 $32,940

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
IL $42 $88,020
DC $40 $83,510
RI $40 $82,350
WA $39 $81,140
MA $39 $80,230
WI $39 $80,150
MT $38 $78,730
CT $38 $78,400
NY $38 $78,300
SD $38 $78,030

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Control and Valve Installer and Repairer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like IL doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at IL might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Control and Valve Technicians are in the states of IL, DC, RI, WA and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $80000 $38.46
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil $74440 $35.79
Natural Gas Distribution $71530 $34.39
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas $68290 $32.83
Management of Companies and Enterprises $67490 $32.45
Oil and Gas Extraction $66240 $31.84
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $65000 $31.25
Nonresidential Building Construction $63680 $30.61
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $63240 $30.41
Chemical Manufacturing $63070 $30.32
Other Pipeline Transportation $62450 $30.02
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $61610 $29.62
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $60050 $28.87
Federal Executive Branch $60040 $28.87
Water, Sewage and Other Systems $59760 $28.73
Building Equipment Contractors $57930 $27.85
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $57570 $27.68
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $55980 $26.91
Local Government $53970 $25.95
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance $53590 $25.76
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $53350 $25.65
Direct Selling Establishments $52960 $25.46
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $51510 $24.76
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance $51510 $24.77
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $51480 $24.75
Machinery Manufacturing $51160 $24.60
Other Support Services $49660 $23.88
Support Activities for Mining $49380 $23.74
Utility System Construction $49050 $23.58
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $48350 $23.25

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