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Engineering Technician, Electrical Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electrical Engineering Technicians earn an average of $22.24 per hour. Total cash earnings of Electrical Engineering Technicians range from $34K on the low end to $71K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $6K, respectively. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$33,398 - $70,348
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MEDIAN: $48,752
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$15.90 - $29.85
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,398 - $70,348  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,637  
Profit Sharing
$345.21 - $6,082  
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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$33,951 - $70,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.90 - $29.85  
   
Overtime
$24.16 - $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 - $4,637  
   
Profit Sharing
$345.21 - $6,082  
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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$33,951 - $70,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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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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As Electrical Engineering Technicians make advancements in their career path to roles like Electrical Engineer, salaries often climb aggressively. On average, Electrical Engineers will make $67K annually.

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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 Electrical Engineering Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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 $49K. Electrical Engineering Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. Electrical Engineering Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $58K.

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Experience Affects Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries


Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 9%