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Salary & Advancement

In North Carolina, average salaries for maintenance and instrumentation technicians are usually around $44,000. Starting salaries for an entry-level maintenance and instrumentation technician typically run about $32,000. More experienced maintenance and instrumentation technicians can earn $51,000 or significantly more, depending on how much education and experience they have. As these figures do not reflect specific educational levels or types of companies, actual salaries may be higher or lower.

The salary figures above represent a range for positions similar to those outlined for maintenance and instrumentation technicians in this publication. Earning potential becomes greater as an individual's career progresses. Experienced maintenance and instrumentation technicians with appropriate certifications can advance into supervisory positions. Over the long run, an associate's degree will usually bring better opportunities for advancement and more career flexibility.

*Salary ranges compiled from North Carolina data obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.