What does an Electronics Technician do?

Electronics technicians oversee various electronic systems and equipment and play multiple roles within that sphere. Electronics technicians apply their knowledge of wiring diagrams and schematics and electronics operations and electronic parts functions, whether designing new components or troubleshooting and repairing existing systems. Their knowledge helps them to perform services and installations in electronic manufacturing companies, telecommunications companies, computer firms, government agencies, and electrical engineering firms.

Electronics technicians test and repair electronic systems and instruments. They run tests or fault diagnostics on equipment to locate and address problems and order parts if needed. They set up and run diagnostic tests on new systems and equipment. They upgrade software and run tests on existing electronic systems and maintain detailed records of the validity tests and upgrades they have performed. They perform routine, regularly scheduled preventive maintenance on electronic equipment to avoid future issues or potential downtime. They log completed maintenance tasks, noting the date and a future date to perform the task. Electronics technicians need at least a two-year degree in electronics technology with a concentration in circuitry, electronics testing, and processors.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
25%
2 - 4
50%
5 - 7
4%
8+
21%

Common Skill Sets

Projectors
AV
Computer Literacy
Test Equipment
Microsoft Office Suite
Oscilloscope
Multimeter
PLC Programming

Electronics Technician Seniority Levels

L2
Electronics Technician
$52,229/yr
Service Technician
14% made the transition
Automotive Technician
8% made the transition
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Electronics Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

$52,229 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$34K
Median: $52K
$80K
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