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Entry-Level Engineering Technician Salary

Entry-Level Engineering Technicians can expect wages of $18.09 per hour on average. Overall incomes of Entry-Level Engineering Technicians generally bottom out at around $30K and peak near $61K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $5K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Entry-Level Engineering Technicians who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 85 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$32,753 - $65,827
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,704
10%
50%
90%

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$13.34 - $25.09
(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
$32,753 - $65,827  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,019  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $5,213  
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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$30,037 - $61,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 552
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.34 - $25.09  
   
Overtime
$18.26 - $37.58  
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 - $5,019  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $5,213  
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).
)
$30,037 - $61,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 929
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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Entry-Level Engineering Technicians that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Engineering Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+19 percent), Oklahoma City (+19 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and San Jose (+17 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, San Diego is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 8 percent less in San Antonio and 6 percent less in Irvine, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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 15%

Data Analysis
up arrow 10%

Maintenance
up arrow 5%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Technical Analysis
0%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$42,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
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Test Engineering
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 257 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%
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