Entry-Level Engineering Technician Salary

The average Entry-Level Engineering Technician can expect to rake in roughly $18.25 per hour. Overall cash earnings of Entry-Level Engineering Technicians stretch from $30K near the bottom to $61K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Engineering Technicians is high. The vast majority (86 percent) of Entry-Level Engineering Technicians who answered the questionnaire are male. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$32,859 - $65,458

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$13.39 - $25.12

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,859 - $65,458  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,044  
Profit Sharing
$101.01 - $5,164  
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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$30,124 - $61,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 548
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.39 - $25.12  
   
Overtime
$18.43 - $37.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,044  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.01 - $5,164  
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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$30,124 - $61,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 954
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Pay Difference by Location


Entry-Level Engineering Technicians will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Entry-Level Engineering Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+18 percent), Oklahoma City (+17 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), and San Jose (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Diego. Below-median salaries also turn up in 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
up arrow 10%

Maintenance
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
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Troubleshooting
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$42,000

Technical Analysis
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Test Engineering
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 242 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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