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Electronic Technicians

Electronic technicians help design, develop, manufacture, test, repair and install electronic equipment. An electronic technician applies principles and theories of electronics, engineering, electrical circuitry, and mathematics. Electronic technicians usually perform a wide array of tasks, depending on the needs of the employer.

Sample job titles include electronics engineering technician, refurbish technician, test technician, failure analysis technician and electronics test technician.

They are often employed in companies that use electricity to power machinery. Electric power companies also employ electronic technicians since they use electronic equipment to operate and control generating facilities, for monitoring equipment and for substations.

Some electronic technicians work for companies that design and build factories, homes and other buildings. Electronic technicians typically work under the supervision of an electrical engineer.

Automated electronic control systems are becoming increasingly complicated which makes diagnosing the systems more difficult. With complex systems, technicians utilize software programs and a variety of testing equipment to diagnose malfunctions.

Electronic installers sometimes fit older manufacturing equipment with new automated control devices. They replace old electronic control units with new programming logic controls.

Electronic and electrical equipment are two separate types of industrial equipment. However, a lot of equipment includes both electronic and electrical components. In general, electrical portions provide the equipment with power and the electronic components control the devices. However numerous types of equipment are still controlled by electrical devices.

Responsibilities

  • Test electronic units using test equipment
  • Identify and fix equipment malfunctions
  • Assemble electronic units
  • Perform preventive maintenance and calibration of systems and equipment
  • Replace or adjust improperly functioning electronic components
  • Maintain manuals and system logs to document operation and testing of equipment
  • Prepare reports and record data
  • Provide user applications and engineering support
  • Provide customer support and education

Job Characteristics

Many electrical and electronics technicians work on factory floors and often have to deal with heat, noise and vibration. During installation and repair procedures technicians may have to do some heavy lifting. Most electronic technicians work at least 40 hours per week. They need to work well as a part of a team. They should have an aptitude for mathematics and science and be detailed oriented.

Employment Outlook

In 2006 the median hourly earnings for electrical and electronics repairers of commercial and industrial equipment was $21.72. The highest paid 10 percent earned over $30.90 per hour. The job opportunities will be best for those that hold an associate degree in electronics, have certification and related experience.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an employment growth of 3% from 2006 to 2016 for electrical and electronics installers and repairers which is slower than the average for all occupations. Employment growth rates vary by occupational specialty.

The job growth for electrical and electronics installers and repairers of commercial and industrial equipment is forecasted to be 7% which is about as fast as average for all occupations. Companies will want to install electronic controls, sensors, robots and other types of equipment in order to automate various processes.

Education, Certification, and Licensing

Candidates for electronic technician jobs need to be knowledgeable about electronics. Employees often prefer candidates that have earned an associate degree in electronics. Many employers require candidates to be certified. Various professional and educational organizations provide certification. Technicians with certification may be given additional responsibilities and higher pay. Technicians with leadership abilities may move up to a supervisor job.

Resources

Major Employers

The main employers are building equipment contractors, manufacturers, utility companies, and government agencies.

Schools for Electrical And Electronic Technicians are listed in the Browse Schools Section.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Electrical and Electronic Technicians

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Electrical and Electronic Technicians jobs , as of 2016

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Huntsville 1260 $58,720
Hoover 290 $57,460
Birmingham 290 $57,460
Montgomery 100 $60,860
Mobile 80 $64,940
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 330 $81,580
Fairbanks 40 N/A
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Scottsdale 2130 $63,940
Phoenix 2130 $63,940
Mesa 2130 $63,940
Tucson 350 $63,740
Yuma 60 $69,130
Kingman 50 $59,020
Lake Havasu City 50 $59,020
Sierra Vista 50 $67,230
Douglas 50 $67,230
Flagstaff N/A $70,380
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 250 $56,580
North Little Rock 250 $56,580
Little Rock 250 $56,580
Jonesboro 60 $67,910
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
San Jose 6750 $62,970
Sunnyvale 6750 $62,970
Santa Clara 6750 $62,970
Anaheim 5860 $61,540
Los Angeles 5860 $61,540
Long Beach 5860 $61,540
San Francisco 3440 $68,330
Oakland 3440 $68,330
Hayward 3440 $68,330
San Diego 2910 $63,900
Carlsbad 2910 $63,900
Roseville 960 $62,970
Arden 960 $62,970
Sacramento 960 $62,970
Arcade 960 $62,970
Ontario 860 $64,050
Riverside 860 $64,050
San Bernardino 860 $64,050
Ventura 740 $78,150
Oxnard 740 $78,150
Thousand Oaks 740 $78,150
Bakersfield 720 $80,110
Santa Maria 340 $58,770
Santa Barbara 340 $58,770
Santa Rosa 230 $67,180
Fresno 180 $74,250
Watsonville 160 $60,590
Santa Cruz 160 $60,590
Fairfield 140 $87,570
Vallejo 140 $87,570
Modesto 120 $60,730
Porterville 90 $58,740
Visalia 90 $58,740
Salinas 90 $89,120
San Luis Obispo 70 $66,810
Arroyo Grande 70 $66,810
Paso Robles 70 $66,810
Stockton 70 $77,890
Lodi 70 $77,890
Redding 60 $71,370
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lakewood 870 $69,990
Denver 870 $69,990
Aurora 870 $69,990
Boulder 230 $55,490
Colorado Springs 230 $57,700
Fort Collins 140 $63,770
Greeley 70 $68,330
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Hartford 370 $59,640
East Hartford 370 $59,640
Hartford 370 $59,640
New Haven 240 $53,950
Bridgeport 230 $55,270
Stamford 230 $55,270
Norwalk 230 $55,270
Danbury 70 $64,840
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fort Lauderdale 1190 $57,680
West Palm Beach 1190 $57,680
Miami 1190 $57,680
Tampa 1010 $48,130
St. Petersburg 1010 $48,130
Clearwater 1010 $48,130
Kissimmee 870 $54,000
Orlando 870 $54,000
Sanford 870 $54,000
Titusville 480 $60,280
Palm Bay 480 $60,280
Melbourne 480 $60,280
Jacksonville 470 $62,160
Destin 320 $65,150
Crestview 320 $65,150
Fort Walton Beach 320 $65,150
Daytona Beach 220 $37,420
Ormond Beach 220 $37,420
Deltona 220 $37,420
Brent 160 $66,190
Ferry Pass 160 $66,190
Pensacola 160 $66,190
Sarasota 100 $55,650
North Port 100 $55,650
Bradenton 100 $55,650
Winter Haven 70 $57,980
Lakeland 70 $57,980
Panama City 70 $70,350
Gainesville 60 $54,680
Ocala 40 $45,870
Port St. Lucie 30 $54,600
Tallahassee 30 $66,200
Cape Coral N/A $57,010
Fort Myers N/A $57,010
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Atlanta 2640 $57,660
Roswell 2640 $57,660
Sandy Springs 2640 $57,660
Warner Robins 270 $67,160
Albany 110 $48,150
Savannah 50 $49,390
Gainesville 30 $58,560
Hinesville 30 $60,330
Macon N/A $67,920
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 450 $72,630
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 470 $56,410
Idaho Falls 30 $65,180
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Peoria 150 $63,270
Rockford 110 $57,540
Urbana 80 $64,650
Champaign 80 $64,650
Carbondale 40 $45,490
Marion 40 $45,490
Danville 30 $56,510
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Indianapolis 570 $58,090
Anderson 570 $58,090
Carmel 570 $58,090
Fort Wayne 170 $59,010
Goshen 90 $52,220
Elkhart 90 $52,220
Terre Haute 70 $68,870
West Lafayette 30 $60,170
Lafayette 30 $60,170
Columbus N/A $58,720
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cedar Rapids 390 $63,790
West Des Moines 130 $66,190
Des Moines 130 $66,190
Dubuque 50 $45,150
Cedar Falls 40 $58,570
Waterloo 40 $58,570
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 210 $55,430
Topeka 50 $66,200
Lawrence 30 N/A
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fayette 150 $57,970
Lexington 150 $57,970
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
New Orleans 380 $56,140
Metairie 380 $56,140
Lafayette 370 $46,410
Baton Rouge 240 $48,390
Bossier City 100 $56,650
Shreveport 100 $56,650
Alexandria 60 $60,640
Monroe 30 $58,250
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 220 $64,750
Portland 220 $64,750
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 2290 $66,210
Towson 2290 $66,210
Columbia 2290 $66,210
Lexington Park 460 $87,830
California 460 $87,830
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 130 $65,930
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Detroit 1720 $57,120
Dearborn 1720 $57,120
Warren 1720 $57,120
Wyoming 680 $50,270
Grand Rapids 680 $50,270
Ann Arbor 130 $53,340
Flint 120 $48,620
East Lansing 70 $67,560
Lansing 70 $67,560
Portage 60 $40,070
Kalamazoo 60 $40,070
Muskegon 40 N/A
Saginaw 40 $60,510
Jackson 30 $73,670
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
North Mankato 50 $47,030
Mankato 50 $47,030
St. Cloud 50 $48,990
Rochester 40 $63,270
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pascagoula 340 $60,100
Biloxi 340 $60,100
Gulfport 340 $60,100
Jackson 310 $46,970
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 70 $66,190
Jefferson City 60 N/A
Columbia 60 $57,510
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Billings 40 $66,290
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 190 $54,200
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 1150 $69,100
Henderson 1150 $69,100
Las Vegas 1150 $69,100
Reno 170 $48,600
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 160 $64,630
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 130 $66,190
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 790 $55,580
Las Cruces 270 $71,100
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 870 $52,830
Albany 460 $58,090
Troy 460 $58,090
Schenectady 460 $58,090
Cheektowaga 400 $50,000
Niagara Falls 400 $50,000
Buffalo 400 $50,000
Syracuse 310 $51,250
Binghamton 280 $45,680
Ithaca 60 $48,230
Rome 60 $52,190
Utica 60 $52,190
Elmira 40 $48,520
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Chapel Hill 550 $67,760
Durham 550 $67,760
Raleigh 460 $52,770
High Point 420 $61,670
Greensboro 420 $61,670
Asheville 110 $49,180
New Bern 100 $80,480
Fayetteville 90 $57,900
Salem 60 $57,150
Winston 60 $57,150
Hickory 50 $57,500
Lenoir 50 $57,500
Morganton 50 $57,500
Rocky Mount 40 $56,000
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Elyria 630 $59,820
Cleveland 630 $59,820
Columbus 610 $61,800
Dayton 180 $62,400
Akron 100 $39,800
Toledo 100 $66,090
Canton N/A $49,070
Massillon N/A $49,070
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 760 $68,650
Tulsa 330 $48,910
Lawton N/A $63,990
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bend 50 $69,130
Redmond 50 $69,130
Eugene 40 $66,470
Salem N/A $69,530
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 1570 $54,340
Reading 370 $53,510
Hanover 230 $49,620
York 230 $49,620
Harrisburg 200 $54,820
Carlisle 200 $54,820
Lancaster 150 $51,240
Scranton 130 $49,920
Barre 130 $49,920
Hazleton 130 $49,920
Wilkes 130 $49,920
East Stroudsburg 120 $64,560
State College 90 $36,940
Williamsport 60 $36,680
Erie 50 $45,040
Johnstown 50 $62,160
Chambersburg 50 $64,110
Waynesboro 50 $64,110
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
San Juan 720 $42,430
Carolina 720 $42,430
Caguas 720 $42,430
Isabela 110 $45,970
Aguadilla 110 $45,970
Ponce 60 $30,700
San German 40 $38,130
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 600 $61,590
North Charleston 600 $61,590
Anderson 390 $47,870
Mauldin 390 $47,870
Greenville 390 $47,870
Columbia 230 $63,860
Spartanburg 40 $58,340
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 70 $44,720
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Murfreesboro 610 $58,190
Franklin 610 $58,190
Davidson 610 $58,190
Nashville 610 $58,190
Knoxville 430 $56,510
Jackson 70 $58,420
Cleveland 40 $52,640
Johnson City 40 $66,200
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sugar Land 4900 $57,860
Houston 4900 $57,860
The Woodlands 4900 $57,860
Arlington 4400 $60,690
Dallas 4400 $60,690
Fort Worth 4400 $60,690
Austin 3000 $61,270
Round Rock 3000 $61,270
San Antonio 770 $60,390
New Braunfels 770 $60,390
Midland 180 $67,110
Beaumont 140 $76,330
Port Arthur 140 $76,330
Killeen 110 $62,260
Temple 110 $62,260
Amarillo 110 $70,060
Corpus Christi 100 $65,180
Bryan 90 $48,230
College Station 90 $48,230
Lubbock 90 $49,930
Longview 70 $47,720
Mission 50 $53,240
McAllen 50 $53,240
Edinburg 50 $53,240
Tyler 50 $58,660
Odessa 40 $65,110
El Paso N/A $58,730
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 660 $59,500
Clearfield 400 $70,840
Ogden 400 $70,840
Orem 230 $51,580
Provo 230 $51,580
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 260 $80,120
Burlington 260 $80,120
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 280 $61,990
Lynchburg 220 $34,350
Roanoke 180 $59,530
Radford 110 $50,840
Blacksburg 110 $50,840
Christiansburg 110 $50,840
Charlottesville 80 $54,850
Harrisonburg 40 $69,210
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bellevue 1180 $67,070
Tacoma 1180 $67,070
Seattle 1180 $67,070
Richland 160 $77,710
Kennewick 160 $77,710
Spokane Valley 120 $66,200
Spokane 120 $66,200
Bellingham N/A $68,950
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 40 $66,200
Morgantown 30 $63,200
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Allis 710 $51,250
Milwaukee 710 $51,250
Waukesha 710 $51,250
Madison 230 $58,390
Neenah 140 $42,340
Oshkosh 140 $42,340
Eau Claire 130 $53,950
Green Bay 110 $59,590
Wausau 80 $49,880
Appleton 80 $53,770
Racine 60 $52,980
Sheboygan 50 $60,390

Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Electrical and Electronic Technicians

To find out more about building a career as Electronic Technicians, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

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Electrical and Electronic Technicians

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Electronics And Computer 38,680 24% $48,610
Professional And Technical Services 26,670 16% $53,130
Government 12,640 7% $67,180
Telecommunications 12,440 7% $56,140
Office Services And Staffing 11,490 7% $48,120
Durable Goods Wholesale 10,470 6% $53,430
Postal Service 7,690 4% $57,600
Utilities 7,370 4% $59,570
Automotive And Vehicle Manufacturing 4,850 3% $52,620
Machinery 4,510 2% $47,790
Electrical Appliance 4,240 2% $46,070
Business Management 2,090 1% $50,370
Education 1,850 1% $48,110
Online Wholesale 1,760 1% $58,480
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