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 $22.86 per hour. In the world of Electrical Engineering Technicians, total cash compensation can vary between $38K and $71K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $6K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Electrical Engineering Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$41,574 - $75,728
$42K
$56K
$76K
MEDIAN: $55,681
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$16.78 - $31.43
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$23
$31
MEDIAN: $22.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$41,574 - $75,728  
   
Bonus
$309.13 - $7,757  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,068  
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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$38,178 - $71,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.78 - $31.43  
   
Overtime
$22.89 - $46.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$309.13 - $7,757  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,068  
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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$38,178 - $71,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Engineering Technician, Electrical


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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 $69K per year.

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Popular Skills for Engineering Technician, Electrical


Survey results show that Electrical Engineering Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Troubleshooting, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Soldering. For most people, competency in Electronic Troubleshooting indicates knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Technician, Electrical

Pay by Experience for an Engineering Technician, Electrical has a positive trend. An entry-level Engineering Technician, Electrical with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 113 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Engineering Technician, Electrical with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Engineering Technician, Electrical which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 68 salaries. An Engineering Technician, Electrical with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 35 salaries.

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Key Stats for Engineering Technician, Electrical

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries

▲9%

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$53,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 9%
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