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

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

Electronics Engineering Technicians

Electronics Engineering Technicians lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing, and physics. Usually work under direction of engineering staff.

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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
$68310 per year
Hourly wage
$33 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$40,170 to $52,520 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$19 to $25 per hour

Entry-level Electronics Engineering Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $40,170 to $52,520 per year or $19 to $25 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Electronics Engineering Technicians 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%) $48 $99,810
Senior (Top 25%) $39 $81,430
Middle (Mid 50%) $32 $67,550
Junior (Bottom 25%) $25 $52,520
No experience (Bottom 10%) $19 $40,170

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
AK $41 $86,170
DC $40 $82,850
HI $39 $80,310
VA $37 $76,910
MD $37 $76,250
WY $37 $75,910
CA $35 $73,810
WA $35 $73,390
CO $35 $71,860
RI $34 $71,050

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Electronics Engineering Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at AK might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Electronics Technicians are in the states of AK, DC, HI, VA and MD.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Natural Gas Distribution $91600 $44.04
Federal Executive Branch $90330 $43.43
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers $85800 $41.25
Technical and Trade Schools $84350 $40.55
Specialized Design Services $83470 $40.13
Waste Treatment and Disposal $80310 $38.61
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $79660 $38.30
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $79360 $38.16
Elementary and Secondary Schools $76460 $36.76
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing $75820 $36.45
Radio and Television Broadcasting $75580 $36.34
Chemical Manufacturing $75560 $36.33
Oil and Gas Extraction $75230 $36.17
Metal Ore Mining $74930 $36.02
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing $74460 $35.80
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil $74250 $35.70
Support Activities for Air Transportation $73850 $35.51
Local Government $73600 $35.38
Management of Companies and Enterprises $72870 $35.04
Scientific Research and Development Services $72170 $34.70
Postal Service (Federal Government) $72070 $34.65
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas $71930 $34.58
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $71560 $34.41
Warehousing and Storage $71460 $34.35
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $71270 $34.26
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $71060 $34.16
Utility System Construction $70730 $34.00
Nonresidential Building Construction $70700 $33.99
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $69570 $33.45
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $69500 $33.41

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