Entry-Level Engineering Technician Salary

For Entry-Level Engineering Technicians, hourly average wages total $18.16 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. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Engineering Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Engineering Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,085 - $65,944
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,160
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$13.33 - $25.06
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$33,085 - $65,944  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,027  
Profit Sharing
$103.65 - $5,239  
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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$30,059 - $61,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 547
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.33 - $25.06  
   
Overtime
$18.27 - $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 - $5,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.65 - $5,239  
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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$30,059 - $61,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 941
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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 24 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). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, San Diego is the market with the smallest paychecks. On the whole, employers pay 7 percent below the median salary for those in this field in San Antonio and Irvine.

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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 Excel
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Microsoft Word
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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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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 252 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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