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Post subject: Technician pay in Florida
Tue Jan 06, 2004 1:58 pm
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2004 1:51 pm
I've been an RF technician at a defense company here in FL (eastern
seaboard) for almost 15 years, and am considered to be very competent.
I'm making $17.30/hr ($36k/yr) - is that about right? It seems pretty
low to me. Newly graduating engineers are starting at around $55k from
what I hear.
Please let me know what you think.
Maybe we should do a technician pay poll here.
Post subject: How to create
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 5:03 pm
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2004 1:51 pm
Does anyone know how to create a new poll?
Post subject: Where in FL?
postPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:34 pm
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:27 pm
pay sounds about right for low cost areas like Melbourne, but definitely
sucks for Miami, Jacksonville, etc. Face it, engineers will always make
a LOT more than a technician. Those extra 2 years buy you a lot. Maybe
it isn't fair, but why should lawyers get what they get? At least doctors
come closer to earning their huge incomes since they're actually doing
something for people (including ocassionally removing the wrong appendage).
I'd say go get an engineering degree if you want the pay. It isn't easy,
but lots of guys have gone back to school.
Good luck. :lol:
Love the smileys :!:
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:53 pm
That sound low. a good range would be 45k to 55k
Post subject: Tech Pay
Unread postPosted: Sat
Mar 13, 2004 9:36 pm
The better paying jobs around jersey range
from 22.00 to 32.00 RF Test
technicians however a good way to know
whats the means average is to go Florida State goverment web site you
should find out there it should be under commerce NJ has such a thing
I would expect the same is true in most states.
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004
Joined: Mon Apr
12, 2004 4:50 pm
Location: South Florida
job is more comprehensive then your standard tech job. I could be sent
out in the field to install and proof a transmitter solo. I think I'm
making 42k now. NJ/Philly area. I work worldwide though.
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:55 pm
A lot of techs get
turned off of completing college degrees due to the nature of the job.
Being on standby, long hours on the road (if you're a road tech) or
just on travel kills the opportunity...however, the man's right to say
if you want the extra jingle, go for the 2 or 4 year degree..
remember this: most freshouts don't have the experience that you have
and possibly the licenses that you do. Experience counts a lot.
when you do complete your degree, you'll still be ahead of the curve
of most of the freshouts as well as those that have been in the industry
for 5 years or so...you are experienced AND degreed.
to me...that's why I am going back after nearly 30 years in the comms
Unread postPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 4:20 pm
Joined: Sun May 23, 2004 4:09 pm
As a Military trained RF Engineer without
a EE Degree my starting pay was $53K in Northern VA. I have since moved
to another Defense company and I have increased that considerably. I
have also been offered positions in Central Florida with starting pays
at $90K. I suggest you start you hunt for a new Job ASAP.
Sr. Communications Analyst
Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:30 am
they are cheap. Get back to school,
it will not be easy. Then move.
It is paradigma. If you work, your
gained knowledge is not fully accounted. If you don't work, gain new
Post subject: wireless
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:58 am
seems to be more important than education. After 15 yrs in the wireless
field my pay has ranged from 50K to 90K.....(midwest) -
I was fortunate
to "ride the wireless wave" that seems to have hit the shore!!! Right
now, be thankful if you have a job!!!