Earnings for Entry-Level Engineering Technicians come in at around $18.53 per hour on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $5K, total cash payment to Entry-Level Engineering Technicians can bottom out at $30K or peak near $62K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Engineering Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Engineering Technicians is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$34,390 - $66,984
$34K
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$67K
MEDIAN: $48,553
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$13.67 - $25.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,390 - $66,984  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,119  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,913  
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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$30,474 - $62,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 575
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.67 - $25.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.87  
Overtime
$20.38 - $37.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,119  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,913  
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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$30,474 - $62,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,138

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,307

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For Entry-Level Engineering Technicians, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Engineering Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+25 percent), Denver (+23 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), and Chicago (+17 percent). San Antonio is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. Employers in Wichita and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 255 votes.
072
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Engineering Technician Salaries

Data Analysis
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Test Engineering
0%

Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

autodesk autocad
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$43,000



Engineering Design
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 255 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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