The average wage for an Engineering Technician is $20.34 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Systems Troubleshooting, Technical Analysis, and Electronic Troubleshooting.Rate goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Engineering Technician Total Pay (?
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$34,521 - $75,341
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61K
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MEDIAN: $49,692
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Engineering Technician Total Pay (?
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$13.95 - $29.41
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,521 - $75,341  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,773  
Profit Sharing
$200.89 - $5,429  
Commission
$0.00 - $1.17  
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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$31,477 - $72,853  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,024
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $29.41  
   
Overtime
$18.84 - $44.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,773  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1.17  
Profit Sharing
$200.89 - $5,429  
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).
)
$31,477 - $72,853  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,024
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Jose
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Tulsa
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Minneapolis
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Albuquerque
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Portland
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Denver
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Baltimore
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National Average
$47,000
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Experience Affects Engineering Technician Salaries

National Average
$47,000

Skills That Affect Engineering Technician Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Test Engineering
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$47,000
AutoCAD
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Gender
Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%
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