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Entry-Level Engineering Technician Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Engineering Technicians come in at around $18.03 per hour on average. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Engineering Technicians ($30K to $61K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Engineering Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority (85 percent) of Entry-Level Engineering Technicians who answered the questionnaire are male. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,635 - $65,804
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,689
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90%

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$13.24 - $25.07
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,635 - $65,804  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,011  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $5,213  
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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$29,935 - $61,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 543
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.24 - $25.07  
   
Overtime
$18.27 - $37.45  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $5,213  
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).
)
$29,935 - $61,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 927

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Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Engineering Technicians in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Engineering Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+19 percent), Oklahoma City (+19 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and San Jose (+17 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Antonio. Employers pay around 9 percent less in San Diego and 6 percent less in Irvine, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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"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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Engineering Technician Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 15%

Data Analysis
up arrow 11%

Maintenance
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$42,000

Technical Analysis
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%

Test Engineering
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 258 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%
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