Average Salary Per Year: $70,080
Are you a problem solver with a knack for small details? Instrumentation may be the perfect craft profession for you. Instrument Fitters and technicians perform key installation and maintenance functions across several industries and are trained in piping, tubing, fasteners, and working with metal production. Instrumentation technicians and fitters have to be familiar with electrical systems, craft-specific drawings and must be experts in the hand and power tools specific to their trade.
*Average base salary from 2018 NCCER Craft Salary Survey.
Technical School, Community College, Registered Apprenticeship Program, and Industry Training Program
Manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, physical fitness, and a good sense of balance. Instrumentation Technicians also need to have the ability to solve complex problems using reasoning and advanced math.