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Instrumentation Technician Salary

$52,611 (USD)

Average Salary

$25/hr

Average Hourly

$1,063

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 22, 2019

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The average pay for an Instrumentation Technician is $52,611 a year and $25 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Instrumentation Technician is between $38,589 and $64,333. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for an Instrumentation Technician. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Devises, selects, sets up, and operates electronic instrumentation and related electromechanical or electrohydraulic apparatus used for operational and environmental testing of mechanical, structural, or electrical equipment, and translates test data for engineering personnel to formulate engineering design and evaluation decisions: selects, installs, calibrates, and checks sensing, telemetering, and recording instrumentation and circuitry, and develops specifications for nonstandard apparatus according to engineering data, characteristics of equipment under test, and capabilities of procurable test apparatus.
  • Sketches and builds or modifies jigs, fixtures, and instruments and related apparatus, and verifies dimensional and functional acceptability of devices fabricated by craft or technical personnel.
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance of test apparatus and peripheral equipment.
  • Installs or directs technical personnel in installation of unit in test chamber or other test facility.
  • Operates test apparatus during test cycle to produce, regulate, and record effects of actual or simulated conditions, such as vibration, stress, temperature, humidity, pressure, altitude, and acceleration.
  • Analyzes and converts test data to usable form, using mathematical formulas, and prepares graphs and written reports to translate test results.
  • May plan test program.
  • May use computerized equipment and software to perform testing functions and produce graphs.
  • May be designated according to equipment tested as rocket-control technician; or according to nature of tes.
Instrumentation Technician Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

Job family population: 128,320

Estimated population of Instrumentation Technician jobs: 9,124

Rate of error: 2.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$60,990
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Instrumentation Technician Job Listings for United States

Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
Jul 16
Wapakoneta, OH, USA
Pratt Industries
Electrical and Instrumentation Technician installs, services, troubleshoots, and performs preventive and predictive maintenance functions on plant equipment. This equipment includes but is not ...
Instrumentation Technician
Jul 19
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Experis- Engineering
Performs a variety of troubleshooting and repair services on instrumentation used in the automation of industrial processes. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Performs a ...
Instrumentation Technician
Jul 10
Fort Worth, TX, USA
WHECO Electric, Inc.
The Instrument Technician is responsible for the installation, programming, calibration and troubleshooting of instrumentation. Technicians will service/troubleshoot electrical systems and components ...
Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
Jul 18
Morgantown, WV, USA
SI GROUP Inc
Required Skills or Abilities : In order of importance, list the specific skills or abilities which a qualified individual should possess (e.g., computer literacy, subject knowledge, etc.). · ...
Instrumentation and Controls Technician
Jul 22
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Experis- Engineering
Instrumentation & Controls Technician Contract to Hire or Direct Hire opportunity Basic PLC knowledge (Allen Bradley) required Summary: The Instrumentation and Controls Technician work includes panel ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Instrumentation Technician is $52,611 a year and $25 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Instrumentation Technician is between $38,589 and $64,333. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for an Instrumentation Technician. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Instrumentation Technician Job Listings for United States

Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
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Wapakoneta, OH, USA
Pratt Industries
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Instrumentation Technician
Jul 19
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Experis- Engineering
Performs a variety of troubleshooting and repair services on instrumentation used in the automation of industrial processes. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Performs a ...
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