Senior Engineering Technician Salary

Senior Engineering Technicians in the United States take home approximately $26.11 per hour on average. In the world of Senior Engineering Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $43K and $88K. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (88 percent) of Senior Engineering Technicians who answered the questionnaire are male. For the most part, Senior Engineering Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,615 - $90,509

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$19.16 - $35.65

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,615 - $90,509  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,798  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $6,286  
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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$42,605 - $87,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 452
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.16 - $35.65  
   
Overtime
$28.14 - $52.55  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,798  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $6,286  
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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$42,605 - $87,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 548
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Job Description for Senior Engineering Technician

A senior engineering technician applies the technical principles of engineering to develop a project or product. A senior engineering technician typically works in construction, the semi-conductor industry, or in manufacturing.

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Senior Engineering Technician Tasks

  • Write reports to inform project leaders about risks, costs, and deliverables.
  • Assist engineers with construction, assembly, and design calculations during projects.
  • Identify compliance, calibration, and specification issues with an eye for technical accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Supervise processes to increase quality and efficiency.

Common Career Paths for Senior Engineering Technician


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Senior Engineering Technicians may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Electrical Engineer. Electrical Engineers on average make about as much as Senior Engineering Technicians do. A Civil Engineering Technician role is the most common promotion for Senior Engineering Technicians moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $44K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Senior Engineering Technicians is a Project Engineer position, where earnings are usually $67K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Engineering Technician


Senior Engineering Technicians seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Troubleshooting, Technical Analysis, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Test Engineering and Test Automation. Those proficient in Electronic Troubleshooting are, more often than not, also skilled in Troubleshooting and Technical Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Engineering Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Senior Engineering Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $51K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $59K. Senior Engineering Technicians see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Senior Engineering Technician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $67K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Senior Engineering Technicians, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 46 percent above the national average. Senior Engineering Technicians will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+36 percent), Oklahoma City (+24 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), and Denver (+15 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Senior Engineering Technician's salary, with El Paso Senior Engineering Technicians earning salaries that are 43 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Pittsburgh (21 percent less) and Kansas City (10 percent less).

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Experience Affects Senior Engineering Technician Salaries


National Average
$62,000




Skills That Affect Senior Engineering Technician Salaries

Data Analysis
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Technical Analysis
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Troubleshooting
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$62,000

Project Management
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Autocad Civil 3D
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Engineering Design
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Labview
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Test Automation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%
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