A sizeable majority of Electrical Engineering Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $22.48 per hour. Total cash compensation for Electrical Engineering Technicians runs from $37K to $72K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Work is enjoyable for Electrical Engineering Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,976 - $75,113
$41K
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$75K
MEDIAN: $54,807
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$15.95 - $31.45
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,976 - $75,113  
   
Bonus
$245.66 - $7,200  
Profit Sharing
$18.00 - $6,068  
Total Pay (?
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$37,091 - $71,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.95 - $31.45  
   
Overtime
$21.34 - $44.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$245.66 - $7,200  
   
Profit Sharing
$18.00 - $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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$37,091 - $71,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 156

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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Electrical Engineer, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $69K per year.

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Popular Skills for Engineering Technician, Electrical


Survey results suggest that Electrical Engineering Technicians put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Troubleshooting, Engineering Design, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Soldering. Those proficient in Electronic Troubleshooting are, more often than not, also skilled in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Technician, Electrical

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $46K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $55K. For Electrical Engineering Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Engineering Technician, Electrical

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries



Mid-Career
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National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries



National Average
$53,000


Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 2%

Soldering
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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