How Much Do Mobile Electrical Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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

Transportation Electrical Technicians

Transportation Electrical Technicians install, adjust, or maintain mobile electronics communication equipment, including sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other mobile equipment.

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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
$70440 per year
Hourly wage
$34 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$43,410 to $55,850 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$21 to $27 per hour

Entry-level Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers of Transportation Equipment with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $43,410 to $55,850 per year or $21 to $27 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers of Transportation Equipment 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%) $49 $101,110
Senior (Top 25%) $40 $82,790
Middle (Mid 50%) $34 $70,200
Junior (Bottom 25%) $27 $55,850
No experience (Bottom 10%) $21 $43,410

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
WA $47 $97,420
MT $43 $89,700
MD $41 $86,140
NV $40 $82,390
IL $39 $80,290
CA $38 $79,940
WY $37 $76,160
AR $36 $75,330
CT $35 $73,510
NE $35 $72,040

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

According to BLS, the highest paid Mobile Electrical Technicians are in the states of WA, MT, MD, NV and IL.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Urban Transit Systems $93920 $45.15
Federal Executive Branch $83340 $40.07
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $81830 $39.34
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $79950 $38.44
Local Government $76200 $36.63
Rail Transportation $75440 $36.27
Facilities Support Services $74930 $36.03
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $74740 $35.93
Automotive Repair and Maintenance $74590 $35.86
State Government $73730 $35.45
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance $67780 $32.59
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $64660 $31.09
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers $63010 $30.30
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $61840 $29.73
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $61260 $29.45
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance $61230 $29.44
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries $60780 $29.22
Employment Services $60180 $28.93
Nonscheduled Air Transportation $58020 $27.89
Ship and Boat Building $56370 $27.10
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $55000 $26.44
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance $54690 $26.30
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores $50450 $24.26
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing $50140 $24.11
Management of Companies and Enterprises $46740 $22.47
Building Equipment Contractors $46600 $22.40
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing $44190 $21.25

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