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 $21.95 per hour. In the world of Electrical Engineering Technicians, overall income ranges from $33K near the bottom to $73K at the top; this can include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Electrical Engineering Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$32,947 - $72,005
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,474
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50%
90%

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$15.48 - $30.53
(Median)
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,947 - $72,005  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$32,994 - $72,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.48 - $30.53  
   
Overtime
$21.57 - $45.53  
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 - $4,085  
   
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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$32,994 - $72,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178

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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 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 $67K per year.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Electrical Engineering Technicians who took the survey. 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.


For Electrical Engineering Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $49K. Electrical Engineering Technicians see a median salary of $55K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 18%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

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 60 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%