Engineering Technician, Electrical Salary

Male Electrical Engineering Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $22.35 per hour in the United States. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Electrical Engineering Technicians spread between $34K and $74K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,006 - $72,614
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,114
10%
50%
90%

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$15.97 - $31.16
(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 - $72,614  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,530  
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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$34,340 - $73,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.97 - $31.16  
   
Overtime
$21.61 - $45.47  
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 - $4,530  
   
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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$34,340 - $73,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Survey takers who work as Electrical Engineering Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. Engineering Design and Electronic Troubleshooting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those with knowledge of Electronic Troubleshooting tend to be skilled in 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Electrical Engineering Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $42K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Electrical Engineering Technicians make a median salary of $55K. Electrical Engineering Technicians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers 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 16%

Skills That Affect Engineering Technician, Electrical Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$50,000

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
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
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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