What does an Electronics Technician do?

Electronics technicians oversee various electronic systems and equipment and play multiple roles within that sphere. Electronics technicians apply their knowledge of wiring diagrams and schematics and electronics operations and electronic parts functions, whether designing new components or troubleshooting and repairing existing systems. Their knowledge helps them to perform services and installations in electronic manufacturing companies, telecommunications companies, computer firms, government agencies, and electrical engineering firms.

Electronics technicians test and repair electronic systems and instruments. They run tests or fault diagnostics on equipment to locate and address problems and order parts if needed. They set up and run diagnostic tests on new systems and equipment. They upgrade software and run tests on existing electronic systems and maintain detailed records of the validity tests and upgrades they have performed. They perform routine, regularly scheduled preventive maintenance on electronic equipment to avoid future issues or potential downtime. They log completed maintenance tasks, noting the date and a future date to perform the task. Electronics technicians need at least a two-year degree in electronics technology with a concentration in circuitry, electronics testing, and processors.

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EducationAssociate's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Electronics Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

$50,810 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$34K
Median: $51K
$77K
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Electronics Technician Career Path

Learn how to become an Electronics Technician, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Electronics Technician Insights

Read what Electronics Technician professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Firestone Complete Auto CareFirestone Complete Auto Care
C Tech
Jun. 18, 2021

“they won't let you advance as a technician unless you have a ase. the training was really terrible.”

US NavyUS Navy
US Navy E6 Electronics Tech
May 20, 2021

“It is an amazing experience where one can learn to grow professionally if one chooses to do so.”

Griffin Laboratories
Electronics Technician
Jul. 8, 2021

“The salary is average but considering work satisfaction I would highly recommend this company to others.”

SecuritasSecuritas
Alarm Technician
Jun. 20, 2021

“was so cool and fun great”

Fire Services of Idaho
Fire Alarm Technician
Aug. 22, 2021

“Current manager is great and is understanding and knowledgeable”

US NavyUS Navy
Electronics Technician
Jan. 9, 2020

“Pay can be really good depending on where you get stationed and if you are married”

Lockheed MartinLockheed Martin
Electrical/Electronics Technician
Jan. 31, 2020

“Good Salary and best in town.”

MIL SPEC WORKS
Electronics Technician
Jan. 29, 2021

“It employs the best people that it can find and is one of the best electronic assembly houses in the US.”

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