Engineering Technician, Electrical Salary

Men make up the majority of Electrical Engineering Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $22.42 per hour. In the world of Electrical Engineering Technicians, total cash compensation can vary between $34K and $74K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $6K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Electrical Engineering Technicians is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,131 - $72,437
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,155
10%
50%
90%

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$15.81 - $31.20
(Median)
$16
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,131 - $72,437  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $6,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,394 - $73,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.81 - $31.20  
   
Overtime
$21.67 - $45.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $6,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,394 - $73,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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Job Description for Engineering Technician, Electrical

An electrical engineer technician helps engineers to design and develop communications equipment, computers, medical devices, navigational equipment, and other electronic equipment in numerous areas of technology. An electrical engineer technician often works in product development, evaluation, and testing while using specific measuring tools and diagnostic knowledge to test and repair equipment. This person usually leads a group of other technicians and helps guide them through the testing and modifying of operational electrical machinery.

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Engineering Technician, Electrical Tasks

  • Maintain, operate, inspect, and repair electronic equipment or systems.
  • Construct component prototypes for welding and cutting.
  • Develop and implement proof of principle and design validation testing procedures.
  • Document designs, troubleshoot issues, and conduct tolerance studies.

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Electrical Engineering Technicians who move on to become Electrical Engineers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Electrical Engineers get paid an average of $68K per year.

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Professional skills reported by Electrical Engineering Technicians are few in number. Engineering Design and Electronic Troubleshooting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Many workers who know Electronic Troubleshooting also know Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Technician, Electrical

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Electrical Engineering Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $42K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $50K. Electrical Engineering Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $55K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $59K on average.

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Experience Affects Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries

Engineering Design
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Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%
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