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What You Need to Know About Robotics Technician

Robotics Technician Job Description Build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.

Daily Life Of a Robotics Technician

  • Program complex robotic systems, such as vision systems.
  • Document robotics test procedures and results.
  • Develop three-dimensional simulations of automation systems.
  • Align, fit, or assemble components, using hand tools, power tools, fixtures, templates, or microscopes.
  • Operate robots to perform customized tasks, such as environmental cleanup or explosive detection operations.
  • Train robots, using artificial intelligence software or interactive training techniques, to perform simple or complex tasks, such as designing and carrying out a series of iterative tests of chemical samples.

Things a Robotics Technician Should Know How to Do

When polled, Robotics Technicians say the following skills are most frequently used in their jobs:

Repairing: Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Troubleshooting: Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Equipment Maintenance: Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

  • Assembly Technician
  • Instrumentation and Process Controls Technician
  • Robotics Mechanic
  • Robot Programmer
  • Automation Technician

Job Demand for Robotics Technicians

There were about 13,800 jobs for Robotics Technician in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 3.6% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 500 new jobs for Robotics Technician by 2026. There will be an estimated 1,200 positions for Robotics Technician per year.


The states with the most job growth for Robotics Technician are Idaho, Nevada, and Utah. Watch out if you plan on working in Washington, Massachusetts, or West Virginia. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Average Robotics Technicians Salary

The salary for Robotics Technicians ranges between about $37,090 and $88,860 a year.


Robotics Technicians who work in Washington, Georgia, or Colorado, make the highest salaries.

How much do Robotics Technicians make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $62,140
Arizona $58,940
California $63,830
Colorado $65,870
Connecticut $57,960
Florida $48,320
Georgia $68,690
Idaho $58,550
Illinois $65,260
Indiana $56,590
Iowa $53,840
Kentucky $49,530
Louisiana $58,450
Maryland $68,390
Massachusetts $57,710
Michigan $56,860
Minnesota $56,980
Nebraska $57,420
Nevada $51,030
New Hampshire $60,410
New Jersey $59,660
New York $67,440
North Carolina $61,510
Ohio $64,720
Oklahoma $57,640
Oregon $57,080
Pennsylvania $51,160
South Carolina $58,280
Tennessee $52,900
Texas $57,070
Utah $62,780
Virginia $56,020
Washington $81,790
West Virginia $59,830
Wisconsin $58,340
Wyoming $60,260

What Tools & Technology do Robotics Technicians Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Robotics Technicians:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • JavaScript
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Git
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Python
  • Word processing software
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Project
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Database software
  • Structured query language SQL
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • Linux
  • UNIX
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • C

How do I Become a Robotics Technician?

Are there Robotics Technicians education requirements?


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