Entry-Level Engineering Technician Salary

The average Entry-Level Engineering Technician earns approximately $18.21 per hour. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K each, total incomes of Entry-Level Engineering Technicians generally range from $30K to $61K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of Entry-Level Engineering Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Engineering Technicians (86 percent) who took the survey. 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.

$33,071 - $65,968
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,123
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$13.34 - $25.09
(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
$33,071 - $65,968  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,031  
Profit Sharing
$100.33 - $5,194  
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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$30,058 - $61,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 546
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.34 - $25.09  
   
Overtime
$18.28 - $37.44  
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,031  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.33 - $5,194  
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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$30,058 - $61,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 946
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Pay Difference by Location


Entry-Level Engineering Technicians will find that Minneapolis offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Entry-Level Engineering Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+23 percent), Oklahoma City (+17 percent), San Jose (+16 percent), and New York (+15 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Diego. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are San Antonio and Irvine (7 percent lower).

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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
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Data Analysis
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Maintenance
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
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Troubleshooting
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$42,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Technical Analysis
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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AutoCAD
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Test Engineering
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 250 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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