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Entry-Level Engineering Technician Salary

The average Entry-Level Engineering Technician can expect to rake in roughly $18.06 per hour. Incomes of Entry-Level Engineering Technicians vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $5K cause paychecks to spread between $30K on the low end and $61K on the high end. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Engineering Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (86 percent) of Entry-Level Engineering Technicians who answered the questionnaire are male. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$32,446 - $65,475
(Median)
$32K
$46K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,557
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90%

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$13.20 - $25.10
(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
$32,446 - $65,475  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,024  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $5,285  
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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$29,860 - $61,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 531
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
$13.20 - $25.10  
   
Overtime
$18.26 - $37.46  
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 - $5,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $5,285  
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).
)
$29,860 - $61,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 895

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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Engineering Technicians, Houston provides a pay rate that is 21 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Engineering Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Oklahoma City (+19 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), San Jose (+17 percent), and Austin (+14 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Diego, 11 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Antonio and Irvine (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Engineering Technician Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 14%

Data Analysis
up arrow 12%

Maintenance
up arrow 7%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

Technical Analysis
0%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$42,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%

Test Engineering
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 260 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%