Engineering Technician, Electrical Salary

Men make up the majority of Electrical Engineering Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $22.25 per hour. Total cash compensation to Electrical Engineering Technicians bottoms out near $35K and approaches $73K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Electrical Engineering Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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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$33,690 - $72,525

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$15.82 - $31.15

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,690 - $72,525  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,562  
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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$34,640 - $72,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.82 - $31.15  
   
Overtime
$21.55 - $45.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,562  
   
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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$34,640 - $72,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Many Electrical Engineering Technicians move into an Electrical Engineer role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $68K per year.

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Electrical Engineering Technicians report a focused set of job skills. 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.


Electrical Engineering Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $42K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $50K. For Electrical Engineering Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $55K. 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

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries

Engineering Design
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National Average
$50,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%
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