Entry-Level Engineering Technician Salary

Entry-Level Engineering Technicians take home approximately $18.62 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Engineering Technicians ranges from $31K on the lower end to $62K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The vast majority of Entry-Level Engineering Technicians (85 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,465 - $67,047
$34K
$49K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,825
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$13.81 - $25.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,465 - $67,047  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,104  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,943  
Commission
$7,868  
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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$30,726 - $62,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 584
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $25.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.87  
Overtime
$20.47 - $37.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,104  
   
Commission
$7,868  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,943  
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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$30,726 - $62,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,193

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,659

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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Engineering Technicians in Dallas enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Engineering Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+26 percent), Denver (+25 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), and Chicago (+16 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Antonio. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Wichita (10 percent lower) and Austin (7 percent lower).

Engineering Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Engineering Technician in Indianapolis:
"Start with the right company early."
Had I found this organization sooner, I could have had a pension. The pension plan was discontinued before I began employment at this company.

Engineering Technician in Grand Forks:
Understand the job behaviors in comparison to the wage. This is a mixture of Cad Management, architectural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing design. You will need a basic understand of state codes.

Engineering Technician in Asheville:
"A Lot Of Stress, Time Away From Home And Low Pay."
Worked at my company for 8 years and have to maintain several certifications and oversee construction work for conformance with project specifications. I have to test concrete, building footings, soils, asphalt, CABC stone, bridge coatings. I have to inspect masonry, rebar placement, steel repair, excavations, pipe placement, fill placement. I have to closely document all work done by others in addition to myself. All this and I've meet masonry laborers that make several dollars more than myself and all they do is move mortar from one place to another.

Key Stats for Engineering Technician

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 295 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Engineering Technician Salaries


Systems Troubleshooting
▲3%



Microsoft Office
▼0%


autodesk autocad
▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$44,000

Test Engineering
▼1%

Engineering Design
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼1%


Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼4%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 295 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 17%
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