Updated August 18, 2021
Average Lead Technician Salary
$82,000 yearly
$39.76 hourly

Entry level Salary
$67,000 yearly
$67,000
10 %
$82,000
Median
$101,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$101,000
$8,417
$49
75th Percentile
$91,000
$7,583
$44
Average
$82,695
$6,891
$40
25th Percentile
$74,000
$6,167
$36
10th Percentile
$67,000
$5,583
$32

Average Lead Technician Salary By State

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Lead Technician average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$75,072
$36.09
Alaska
$81,798
$39.33
Arizona
$77,756
$37.38
Arkansas
$69,436
$33.38
California
$104,213
$50.10
Colorado
$84,157
$40.46
Connecticut
$98,478
$47.35
Delaware
$92,225
$44.34
District of Columbia
$105,908
$50.92
Florida
$73,488
$35.33
Georgia
$79,651
$38.29
Hawaii
$82,625
$39.72
Idaho
$79,002
$37.98
Illinois
$81,797
$39.33
Indiana
$74,784
$35.95
Iowa
$81,274
$39.07
Kansas
$72,417
$34.82
Kentucky
$79,770
$38.35
Louisiana
$72,746
$34.97
Maine
$93,566
$44.98
Maryland
$89,792
$43.17
Massachusetts
$103,740
$49.88
Michigan
$80,616
$38.76
Minnesota
$87,932
$42.27
Mississippi
$72,461
$34.84
Missouri
$75,034
$36.07
Montana
$71,438
$34.35
Nebraska
$78,077
$37.54
Nevada
$80,524
$38.71
New Hampshire
$91,673
$44.07
New Jersey
$101,963
$49.02
New Mexico
$71,091
$34.18
New York
$99,633
$47.90
North Carolina
$81,428
$39.15
North Dakota
$85,701
$41.20
Ohio
$80,719
$38.81
Oklahoma
$72,703
$34.95
Oregon
$85,925
$41.31
Pennsylvania
$87,535
$42.08
Rhode Island
$93,897
$45.14
South Carolina
$75,897
$36.49
South Dakota
$58,084
$27.93
Tennessee
$75,527
$36.31
Texas
$78,379
$37.68
Utah
$73,400
$35.29
Vermont
$89,957
$43.25
Virginia
$88,525
$42.56
Washington
$98,702
$47.45
West Virginia
$75,380
$36.24
Wisconsin
$81,852
$39.35
Wyoming
$74,673
$35.90

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Highest Paying Cities For Lead Technician

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Francisco, CA
$107,757
$51.81
Boston, MA
$103,776
$49.89
Jersey City, NJ
$102,319
$49.19
New York, NY
$99,823
$47.99
Seattle, WA
$99,584
$47.88
Hartford, CT
$98,737
$47.47

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How much does a Lead Technician make?

The average lead technician salary is $82,695 per year, or $39.76 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $67,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $101,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Washington provide the highest lead technician salaries.

Average Lead Technician Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $82,700
    $39.76
    +1.5%
    2020
    $81,400
    $39.16
    +1.6%
    2019
    $80,100
    $38.52
    +1.6%
    2018
    $78,900
    $37.92
    +2.1%
    2017
    $77,200
    $37.13
    +2.1%

    How Much Do Lead Technicians Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a lead technician can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for lead technicians tend to be found in health care, retail, and finance companies. In fact, lead technicians can make a yearly salary of $114,656 while working for health care companies.
    RankIndustryAverage Lead Technician SalaryLead Technician Salary Range
    1Health Care
    $114,656
    $81k
    $128k
    2Retail
    $113,888
    $81k
    $128k
    3Finance
    $108,408
    $81k
    $128k
    4Manufacturing
    $103,752
    $81k
    $128k
    5Technology
    $95,885
    $81k
    $128k

    High Paying Lead Technician Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Lead Engineer

    Avg. salary: $70,536

    A lead engineer's duties vary on their line of work or industry of employment. Typically, their responsibilities will revolve around overseeing the progress of operations and performance of the workforce, ensuring that everything is running smoothly. They are also responsible for addressing issues and concerns, assessing risks, monitoring the budget, coordinating with clients and architects, and even training workers. Furthermore, as a lead engineer, it is crucial to conduct regular inspections to ensure the quality of work and maintain a safe environment for all workers.
    239,560 Lead Engineer Jobs
    Information Technology/Support Technician

    Avg. salary: $48,753

    An information technology (IT) support technician is a professional who is responsible for providing support and troubleshoots software and hardware problems faced by customers. As for larger organizations that have their own IT department, technicians must work together internally with their IT staff members. IT support technicians are involved in inspecting and resolving minor local area network and wireless network issues, which include TCP/IP, DHCP, and VPN. They are also required to obtain an associate's degree in computer science or related field.
    139,664 Information Technology/Support Technician Jobs
    Technician Support Team Leader

    Avg. salary: $86,704

    The Technician Support Team Leader is tasked with leading and training the technical support team. As a team leader, you will be required to organize scheduled staff reviews and communicate new procedures and policies with them. Your key role is to ensure that all goals are met. For all that you'll do, you'll have to ensure that the staff under you are highly productive, and you'd have to come up with ways to increase their productivity.
    107,698 Technician Support Team Leader Jobs
    Technical Team Lead

    Avg. salary: $78,087

    The responsibilities of a technical team lead revolve around overseeing the progress and performance of a technical team, ensuring they are functioning efficiently. They mostly delegate tasks, manage schedules, set goals, produce reports and presentations, respond to correspondence, and coordinate with staff, clients, and other department personnel to ensure accuracy and timeliness for all projects. As the leader, it is crucial to implement the policies and regulations of the company, all while leading and encouraging the staff to reach goals.
    216,824 Technical Team Lead Jobs
    Lead Architect

    Avg. salary: $95,888

    A lead architect spearheads architectural operations while maintaining an active communication line with clients. They typically meet with clients to discuss the project's needs and specifications, agree on a budget, provide advice and recommendations, and negotiate contracts. They are also in charge of developing building designs, coordinating staff, devising plans, incorporating essential systems, and providing technical and guidance as needed. Moreover, as the lead architect of the project, they must enforce policies and regulations to maintain a smooth and efficient workflow.
    205,433 Lead Architect Jobs
    Technical Analyst

    Avg. salary: $75,733

    A technical analyst is responsible for analyzing technical information and aligning it to the business strategies and procedures in meeting project goals. Technical analysts monitor technical system errors and provide immediate resolutions to ensure an efficient and smooth flow of operations. They comply with the business requirements and clients' specifications to facilitate the technical team with the best techniques to get the job done. A technical analyst should have excellent critical-thinking and communication skills, as well as having a broad knowledge of the technology industry and disciplines.
    172,832 Technical Analyst Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Lead Engineer
    $70,536
    $5,878
    $33.91
    239,560
    Information Technology/Support Technician
    $48,754
    $4,063
    $23.44
    139,664
    Technician Support Team Leader
    $86,704
    $7,225
    $41.68
    107,698
    Technical Team Lead
    $78,088
    $6,507
    $37.54
    216,824
    Lead Architect
    $95,888
    $7,991
    $46.10
    205,433
    Technical Analyst
    $75,734
    $6,311
    $36.41
    172,832
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    Lead Technician Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a lead 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.

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    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Dell and Jet-i Leasing as they offer the highest salaries for lead technicians.
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    Recently Added Lead Technician Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Lead Technical Architect
    Lead Technical Architect
    Chicago, IL
    08/31/2021
    $47,460
    08/31/2021
    Prologis
    Drupal Technical Lead
    Drupal Technical Lead
    Springfield, NY
    08/31/2021
    $105,000
    08/31/2021
    Centura Health
    Housekeeping Tech Lead
    Housekeeping Tech Lead
    Littleton, CO
    08/31/2021
    $31,743
    08/31/2021
    Edward Jones
    SR. Change Leader-Tech Collaboration-US Remote Work Eligible
    SR. Change Leader-Tech Collaboration-US Remote Work Eligible
    East Saint Louis, IL
    08/31/2021
    $105,753
    08/31/2021
    Prologis
    Digital Technical Lead
    Digital Technical Lead
    San Francisco, CA
    08/31/2021
    $105,000
    08/31/2021
    Prologis
    Drupal Technical Lead
    Drupal Technical Lead
    Seattle, WA
    08/31/2021
    $105,000
    08/31/2021
    Twilio
    Tech Lead, Flex Users (L5)
    Tech Lead, Flex Users (L5)
    Denver, CO
    08/31/2021
    $146,240
    08/31/2021
    USAA
    Accounting Policy and Technical Accounting Lead
    Accounting Policy and Technical Accounting Lead
    Charlotte, NC
    08/30/2021
    $106,800
    08/30/2021
    Randstad Us
    Backend Java AWS Tech Lead
    Backend Java AWS Tech Lead
    Jacksonville, FL
    08/28/2021
    $120,000
    08/28/2021
    Emancipet
    Lead Technician Trainer
    Lead Technician Trainer
    Austin, TX
    08/28/2021
    $60,000
    08/28/2021

    Average Lead Technician Salary by Demographic

    Lead Technician Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $78,496
    female-income
    Female Income
    $75,734
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$78,496
    Female$75,734
    Median Lead Technician Income by Race
    Asian lead technicians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american lead technicians have the lowest average salary at $74,879.
    $85,000
    $68,000
    $51,000
    $34,000
    $17,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$76,639
    Black or African American$74,879
    Asian$82,493
    Hispanic or Latino$76,621
    Average Lead Technician Salary by Education Level
    Lead technicians with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $93,574 annually. With a Bachelors degree, lead technicians earn a median annual income of $85,233 compared to $78,496 for lead technicians with an Associate degree.
    $95,000
    $76,000
    $57,000
    $38,000
    $19,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$77,128
    Master's Degree$93,574
    Bachelor's Degree$85,233
    Some College/ Associate Degree$78,496