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Post subject: Technician pay in Florida
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 1:58 pm
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2004 1:51 pm
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.
:idea: Maybe we should do a technician pay poll here.
Post subject: How to create poll?
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?
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:27 pm
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.
Love the smileys :!:
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 5:55 pm
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004
Location: South Florida
Well my 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..
however, remember this: most freshouts don't have the experience that you have
and possibly the licenses that you do. Experience counts a lot.
And 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.
Makes sense to me...that's why I am going back after nearly 30 years
in the comms biz...
Post subject: Getting Riped
postPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 4:20 pm
Joined: Sun May 23, 2004 4:09 pm
Location: Pasadena, MD
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
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:30 am
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 knowledge.
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:58 am
Experience 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!!!