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Engineering Technician Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Engineering Technician is $20.55 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Systems Troubleshooting, Technical Analysis, and Project Management. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Engineering Technician Salary (?
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$34,892 - $75,397
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MEDIAN: $50,396
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Engineering Technician Salary (?
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$14.14 - $29.97
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,892 - $75,397  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,934  
Profit Sharing
$437.92 - $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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$31,884 - $73,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.14 - $29.97  
   
Overtime
$19.43 - $45.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,934  
   
Profit Sharing
$437.92 - $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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$31,884 - $73,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,780
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Job Description for Engineering Technician

An engineering technician's primary task is assisting engineers or scientists, with specific duties usually depending on the technician's field of specialization. Engineering technicians primarily play three roles: support, diagnostics, and maintenance. However, the actual requirements and duties vary widely and include creative tasks such as aiding in product or tool design. Other duties may include maintaining assembly or manufacturing systems, assessing and controlling production quality, diagnosing flaws, and conducting repairs.
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Engineering Technician Tasks
  • Create and review technical drawings, blueprints, schematics or specifications.
  • Operate instruments, track test results, and troubleshoot when problems arise.
  • Maintain equipment, including ordering parts and directing or performing preventative and repair maintenance as needed.
  • Maintain logs and write reports of activity results and equipment maintenance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Tulsa
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Minneapolis
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San Jose
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Cleveland
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Portland
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Denver
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National Average
$48,000
Pittsburgh
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Chicago
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Huntsville
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Experience Affects Engineering Technician Salaries

National Average
$48,000

Skills That Affect Engineering Technician Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Test Engineering
up arrow 2%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%
National Average
$48,000
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 4%
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%