Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Instrument Technician make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$63,519 / yrTotal Pay
$58,583 / yrBase Pay
$4,936 / yrAdditional Pay

$63,519

 / yr
$42K$97K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Instrument Technician is $63,519 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $58,583 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $4,936 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Instrument Technician

Some related job titles are Electrical and Instrumentation Technician Salaries with median pay of $63,240, IE Technician Salaries with median pay of $43,336, Instrument and Controls Technician Salaries with median pay of $58,928, Instrument Engineer Salaries with median pay of $150,074.

Top Paying Companies

For an Instrument Technician in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Instrument Technician in United States. Employers include Calpine, Phillips 66 and NRG Energy.

1
Calpine
Calpine
$121,980/yr
8
SpaceX
$101,579/yr
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$92,810

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Top Paying Industries

For an Instrument Technician in United States

The top 5 paying industries for an Instrument Technician in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $103,494, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $94,025, Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $89,016, Construction, Repair & Maintenance Services with a median total pay of $84,539, and Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $82,595.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$103,494

    22% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$94,025

    14% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$89,016

    9% Higher than other industries

  • Construction, Repair & Maintenance ServicesConstruction, Repair & Maintenance Services$84,539

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$82,595

    2% Higher than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

Top paying companies in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Instrument Technician are Calpine, Phillips 66, and NRG Energy.

CalpineCalpine$121,980/yr
Phillips 66Phillips 66$111,501/yr
NRG EnergyNRG Energy$108,105/yr

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Skilled labor jobs like manufacturing, construction and warehousing are in high demand. Warehousing and logistics jobs are projected to grow rapidly with the growth of e-commerce and often pay higher salaries than other jobs that don't require a college degree. While a college degree is not generally required, training in new skills or earning certifications and licenses can be a way to earn a higher salary. While job opportunities are projected to grow, automation remains a risk to the long-term job outlook.

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Electrical Technician

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$525

/hr

$25 | $500

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
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Instrument Technician

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$44

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
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Instrumentation Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$90,000

/yr

$89K | $1K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Instrument Technician

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$40

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
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Electrical Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$80,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
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Instrument Technician

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$37

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Instrumentation Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$30

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Instrumentation Technician

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$110,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
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Electrical Technician

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$26

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Instrument Technician pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Instrument Technician is $58,583 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Instrument Technician salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 832 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Instrument Technician employees.

The highest salary for an Instrument Technician in United States is $87,836 per year.

The lowest salary for an Instrument Technician in United States is $39,072 per year.

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