Senior Engineering Technician Salary

Senior Engineering Technicians in the United States take home an average $26.54 per hour. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $8K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $45K and hits $89K on the high end. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Senior Engineering Technicians is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$45,631 - $89,940
$46K
$62K
$90K
MEDIAN: $62,422
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$18.57 - $36.90
$19
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$37
MEDIAN: $26.54
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$45,631 - $89,940  
   
Bonus
$0.42 - $7,937  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,274  
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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$44,875 - $89,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.57 - $36.90  
   
Overtime
$26.18 - $50.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.42 - $7,937  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,274  
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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$44,875 - $89,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Senior Engineering Technician


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Senior Engineering Technicians may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Construction Project Manager, which pays $70K on average annually. A Civil Engineering Technician role is the most prevalent career advancement for Senior Engineering Technicians. Paychecks for that role are $45K on average. The Electrical Engineer position is another common transition for Senior Engineering Technicians; in this role, salaries are typically at the $69K mark.

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Popular Skills for Senior Engineering Technician


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Systems Troubleshooting, Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Test Engineering. The majority of those who know Technical Analysis also know Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Engineering Technician

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $52K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $57K. On average, Senior Engineering Technicians make $63K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $68K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,424

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Engineering Technicians, 41 percent above the national average. Senior Engineering Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+31 percent), Irvine (+31 percent), San Diego (+24 percent), and Los Angeles (+19 percent). Senior Engineering Technicians in El Paso make 43 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers pay around 25 percent less in Greensboro and 19 percent less in Cleveland, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Senior Engineering Technician

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Senior Engineering Technician Salaries

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$61,000

▼7%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Senior Engineering Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲11%






▲3%


Test Automation
▼0%

National Average
$61,000


Autocad Civil 3D
▼1%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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