Senior Engineering Technician Salary

Senior Engineering Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $26.24 per hour. Total cash compensation to Senior Engineering Technicians bottoms out near $45K and approaches $89K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $9K from profit sharing. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Senior Engineering Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$46,320 - $89,938
$46K
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MEDIAN: $62,506
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$18.37 - $36.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$46,320 - $89,938  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,979  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,398  
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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$44,704 - $88,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.37 - $36.61  
   
Overtime
$25.63 - $50.72  
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 - $7,979  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,398  
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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$44,704 - $88,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 288

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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. More often than not, a Civil Engineering Technician role is the next step for Senior Engineering Technicians moving up in the field. Pay for Civil Engineering Technicians is usually $45K. Many Senior Engineering Technicians choose to take on an Electrical Engineer role instead, where salaries are typically $69K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Engineering Technician


Survey results imply that Senior Engineering Technicians deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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. The majority of those who know 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: $61,241

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

Surpassing the national average by 42 percent, Senior Engineering Technicians in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Engineering Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+31 percent), Irvine (+31 percent), San Diego (+24 percent), and Los Angeles (+19 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 (25 percent lower) and Cleveland (19 percent lower).

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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 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
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

▼7%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Senior Engineering Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲11%






▲4%


Test Automation
▲1%


National Average
$61,000


Autocad Civil 3D
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 11%
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