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 $23.19 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Electrical Engineering Technicians stretch from $36K on the lower end to $73K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $4K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,853 - $73,474
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$73K
MEDIAN: $51,003
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50%
90%

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$16.45 - $31.36
(Median)
$16
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,853 - $73,474  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $4,013  
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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$36,137 - $73,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.45 - $31.36  
   
Overtime
$21.89 - $44.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $4,013  
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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$36,137 - $73,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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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.

Common Career Paths for Engineering Technician, Electrical


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Electrical Engineering Technicians often transition into Electrical Engineer positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Electrical Engineers earn $68K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Electrical Engineering Technicians usually report a few specific skills. Engineering Design and Electronic Troubleshooting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Electronic Troubleshooting to be familiar with Engineering Design as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Technician, Electrical

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


For many Electrical Engineering Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $43K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $51K. Electrical Engineering Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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 $60K on average.

Engineering Technician, Electrical Advice

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Engineering Technician, Electrical in El Dorado Hills:
"What you should watch out for in the work place."
Don't get caught up in office politics no matter how vested you are to the subject, because you never know how what you say can be interpreted and miss represented to others. Own your given tasks, make sure you give all the attention you can to the task at hand. Don't be afraid to ask questions, even if your sure about the answer. There will be mistakes, make sure you learn from them.

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Experience Affects Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries

Engineering Design
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National Average
$51,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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