Men make up the majority of Electrical Engineering Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $22.32 per hour. Overall incomes of Electrical Engineering Technicians generally bottom out at around $37K and peak near $73K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $6K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction for Electrical Engineering Technicians is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,882 - $79,519
(Median)
$41K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,509
10%
50%
90%

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$15.99 - $31.43
(Median)
$16
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,882 - $79,519  
   
Bonus
$242.40 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$18.00 - $5,932  
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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$37,360 - $73,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.99 - $31.43  
   
Overtime
$21.29 - $41.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$242.40 - $6,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$18.00 - $5,932  
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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$37,360 - $73,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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 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 use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Troubleshooting, Engineering Design, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Soldering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation. The majority of those who know Electronic Troubleshooting also know 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.


For Electrical Engineering Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $46K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $55K. For Electrical Engineering Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. 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



Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries


Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

National Average
$52,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Soldering
up arrow 3%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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