Entry-Level Engineering Technician Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Engineering Technicians typically take home $17.65 per hour. Cash earnings—including $4,973 in bonuses and $4,975 profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale—generally stretch from $31,204 to $64,839 depending on individual performance. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. In this field, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Entry-Level Engineering Technicians are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Entry-Level Engineering Technician Salary (?
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$31,204 - $64,839
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MEDIAN: $44,158
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Entry-Level Engineering Technician Salary (?
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$12.84 - $24.77
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,204 - $64,839  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,973  
Profit Sharing
$101.01 - $4,975  
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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$29,100 - $60,951  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 477
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $24.77  
   
Overtime
$17.82 - $37.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.01 - $4,975  
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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$29,100 - $60,951  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 815
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Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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Denver
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Austin
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Houston
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Dallas
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Portland
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National Average
$41,000
Pittsburgh
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San Diego
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San Antonio
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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Engineering Technicians that is 19 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Other big spenders include Denver, Austin, Oklahoma City, and Houston, top-paying cities where Entry-Level Engineering Technicians see paychecks higher than average (+17 percent, +16 percent, +15 percent, and +13 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around -5 percent in San Diego and -4 percent in Irvine, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Engineering Technician Advice

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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.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Engineering Technician Salaries

Project Management
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Data Analysis
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Engineering Design
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
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Maintenance
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Microsoft Word
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Technical Analysis
0%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%
National Average
$41,000
AutoCAD
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Test Engineering
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 253 votes.

Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 13%
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