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Engineering Technician, Electrical Salary

Male Electrical Engineering Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $22.21 per hour in the United States. In the world of Electrical Engineering Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $33K and $73K. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electrical Engineering Technicians. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,006 - $72,672
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $48,863
10%
50%
90%

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$15.62 - $30.85
(Median)
$16
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,006 - $72,672  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,102  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $6,040  
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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$33,456 - $73,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.62 - $30.85  
   
Overtime
$21.51 - $45.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,102  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $6,040  
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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$33,456 - $73,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 176

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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 $67K per year.

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Electrical Engineering Technicians typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Engineering Design and Electronic Troubleshooting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Employees educated in Electronic Troubleshooting are typically practiced in Engineering Design, too.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Electrical Engineering Technicians make a median salary of $55K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $59K.

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Experience Affects Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%
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