"clearance," "hand tools," and "rf" aren't the only skills we found electronics technicians list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of electronics technician responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an electronics technician. We found that 26.1% of electronics technicians have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 2.3% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some electronics technicians have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every three electronics technicians were not college graduates.
Those electronics technicians who do attend college, typically earn either a electrical engineering degree or a electrical engineering technology degree. Less commonly earned degrees for electronics technicians include a business degree or a computer science degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an electronics technician. We've found that most electronics technician resumes include experience from M.C. Dean, Parsons, and Harris. Of recent, M.C. Dean had 57 positions open for electronics technicians. Meanwhile, there are 25 job openings at Parsons and 13 at Harris.
If you're interested in companies where electronics technicians make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Teledyne Technologies, Control4, and Lutron Electronics Company. We found that at Teledyne Technologies, the average electronics technician salary is $84,840. Whereas at Control4, electronics technicians earn roughly $77,024. And at Lutron Electronics Company, they make an average salary of $68,259.
The industries that electronics technicians fulfill the most roles in are the technology and manufacturing industries. But the highest electronics technician annual salary is in the manufacturing industry, averaging $61,959. In the energy industry they make $61,616 and average about $59,094 in the technology industry. In conclusion, electronics technicians who work in the manufacturing industry earn a 24.9% higher salary than electronics technicians in the government industry.