What Is the Typical Salary of an Electrical Technician?


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As of 2015, the average salary of an electrical technician in the United States is $34,000 per year. The median hourly salary is just over $20 per hour.

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In addition to regular salary, electrical technicians can earn bonuses of approximately $4,000 and profit sharing of approximately $6,000, bringing total compensation to upwards of $72,000 per year. Factors affecting salary include residence of the employee, individual performance and career length.

Electrical technicians perform mechanical and electrical troubleshooting, including installing, repairing and maintaining electrical equipment. Requirements vary depending on the specific job; however, electricians are generally required to possess a GED, an electrical certification, a license or trade school experience.

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