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 $22.69 per hour. Total cash compensation to Electrical Engineering Technicians approaches anywhere from $38K on the lower end to $71K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,908 - $75,381
$42K
$55K
$75K
MEDIAN: $55,397
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$16.39 - $31.19
$16
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $22.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$41,908 - $75,381  
   
Bonus
$309.13 - $7,757  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,097  
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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$37,686 - $70,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.39 - $31.19  
   
Overtime
$22.89 - $46.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$309.13 - $7,757  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,097  
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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$37,686 - $70,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 138

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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


Electrical Engineering Technicians report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Troubleshooting, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Soldering. Most people familiar with 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Electrical Engineering Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $47K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $55K. Electrical Engineering Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $58K.

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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 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$53,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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