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Technical Engineer Salary

Pay for Technical Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $64K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $19K and $11K, respectively — total cash payment to Technical Engineers can bottom out near $41K or peak near $108K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Technical Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 85 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Technical Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,294 - $105,871
(Median)
$41K
$64K
$110K
MEDIAN: $63,600
10%
50%
90%

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$15.03 - $35.00
(Median)
$15
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,294 - $105,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,547  
Profit Sharing
$11.33 - $10,665  
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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$40,913 - $107,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.03 - $35.00  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $44.14  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,547  
   
Profit Sharing
$11.33 - $10,665  
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).
)
$40,913 - $107,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Technical Engineer

Technical engineers are responsible for making sure that the products produced by their organization meet standards related to quality and efficiency; they do this by performing analysis of the product and also by analyzing the process(es) by which the product was produced. Additionally, technical engineers must investigate any issues that arise while examining products and processes, resolving those issues in an effective, efficient manner. These professionals are also in charge of supporting a safe work environment, helping ensure the safety of employees and products. They may also be in charge of creating and delivering presentations to managers and other employees as needed. This is generally a full-time position, with potential for overtime and travel depending on the needs of the employer.

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Technical Engineer Tasks

  • Implement, document, and check disaster recovery plans.
  • Perform installations, maintenance, and repairs on equipment.
  • Provide on-site and telephone software and hardware troubleshooting and systems administration support.
  • Create and maintain status reports, installation documentation, and maintenance logs.

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Survey results show that Technical Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Engineering Design can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 28 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Network Management / Administration, Information Technology Support, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design. Information Technology Support and Network Management / Administration are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Engineer

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $56K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $57K. Technical Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $69K. Technical Engineers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $98K.

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Experience Affects Technical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Technical Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 28%

National Average
$64,000

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 9%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 12%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%
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