Senior Engineering Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Senior Engineering Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $26.53 per hour. Total cash compensation for Senior Engineering Technicians runs from $45K to $88K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $9K. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Engineering Technicians. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,788 - $88,553
$46K
$61K
$89K
MEDIAN: $61,477
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$18.39 - $36.61
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$0$88K
Salary $45,788 - $88,553
Bonus $199.11 - $8,021
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,668
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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$44,806 - $87,760
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 229
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $18.39 - $36.61
Overtime $25.53 - $50.41
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $199.11 - $8,021
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,668
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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$44,806 - $87,760
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 268

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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 who become Construction Project Managers position may earn slightly higher salaries. The median income for that position is $70K per year. Going from Senior Engineering Technician to Civil Engineering Technician is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Civil Engineering Technicians is $45K. Many others choose to work as Electrical Engineers, where pay is typically $69K.

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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 Systems Troubleshooting, Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Most people familiar with Technical Analysis also know Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Engineering Technician

Pay by Experience for a Senior Engineering Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Engineering Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 84 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Engineering Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Senior Engineering Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 239 salaries. A Senior Engineering Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 176 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,141

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Engineering Technicians in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 42 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 (+20 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with El Paso Senior Engineering Technicians earning much less — 43 percent less — than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Greensboro (24 percent lower) and Cleveland (19 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Senior Engineering Technician

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Senior Engineering Technician Salaries

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$61,000

▼6%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior Engineering Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲11%






▲4%


Test Automation
▲1%


Autocad Civil 3D
▼0%

National Average
$61,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 11%
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