Instrument Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$47,000
$33,000
$47,000
$67,000
The average Instrument Technician makes about $47,532 per year. That's $22.85 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $33,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $67,000. Many of Instrument Technicians seem to be drawn to Health Care and Energy companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case Instrument Technicians tend to work at Energy, Manufacturing, and Health Care companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that New York, Washington and Massachusetts pay Instrument Technicians the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Fresno, CA
$58,797
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Map of Instrument Technician Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Instrument Technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Instrument Technician Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New York, Washington and Massachusetts, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for Instrument Technicians. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Iowa, North Carolina, and North Dakota.

Average Instrument Technician Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an Instrument Technician, working for Occidental Petroleum or Kaiser Permanente might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Phillips 66 and Genentech report highly competitive salaries for Instrument Technicians.

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Average Instrument Technician Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, Instrument Technician salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Energy, Manufacturing, and Health Care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Instrument Technicians. For example, Instrument Technicians make a whopping average salary of $52,248 while working for Energy companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $47,950 at Manufacturing companies and $47,312 at Health Care companies. But Instrument Technicians may want to avoid working in the Technology industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $44,759.
Industry
Average Salary
Energy
Energy
$52,248
$52k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$47,950
$48k
Health Care
Health Care
$47,312
$47k
Construction
Construction
$45,813
$46k
Technology
Technology
$44,759
$45k

Instrument Technician Salary History

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Instrument Technician Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Instrument Technician can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Instrument Technician Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Instrument Technician II
Instrument Technician II
06/30/2020
06/30/2020
$33,142
$33,142
06/30/2020
Medical Instrument Technician
Medical Instrument Technician
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$30,113
$30,113
06/28/2020
Medical Instrument Technician
Medical Instrument Technician
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$30,113
$30,113
06/28/2020
Medical Instrument Technician
Medical Instrument Technician
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$30,113
$30,113
06/28/2020
Medical Instrument Technician
Medical Instrument Technician
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$30,113
$30,113
06/28/2020
Medical Instrument Technician
Medical Instrument Technician
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$30,113
$30,113
06/28/2020
Medical Instrument Technician
Medical Instrument Technician
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$30,113
$30,113
06/28/2020
Medical Instrument Technician
Medical Instrument Technician
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$30,113
$30,113
06/28/2020
Medical Instrument Technician
Medical Instrument Technician
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$30,113
$30,113
06/28/2020
Medical Instrument Technician (Ultra Sound)
Medical Instrument Technician (Ultra Sound)
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$53,709
$53,709
06/28/2020