Entry-Level Engineering Technician Salary

The average Entry-Level Engineering Technician can expect to rake in roughly $18.51 per hour. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Engineering Technicians ($31K to $62K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Entry-Level Engineering Technicians are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,582 - $67,116
$35K
$49K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,512
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$13.69 - $25.19
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$19
$25
MEDIAN: $18.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,582 - $67,116  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,103  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$30,557 - $62,221  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 557
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.69 - $25.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.87  
Overtime
$20.36 - $37.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,103  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$30,557 - $62,221  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,110
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,376

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Engineering Technicians, Dallas provides a pay rate that is 31 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Engineering Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+27 percent), Denver (+25 percent), Seattle (+25 percent), and Chicago (+17 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Wichita and Austin (9 percent lower and 7 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
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 253 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Engineering Technician Salaries


Systems Troubleshooting
▲3%




▲1%

Test Engineering
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

autodesk autocad
▼0%

Engineering Design
▼0%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$43,000


Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼4%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 253 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

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