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Technical Engineer Salary (United States)

Pay for Technical Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $66K per year. With some bonuses approaching $25K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $12K, overall incomes of Technical Engineers spread between $41K and $110K depending on individual performance. Almost all employees report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair portion collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Technical Engineers — 84 percent to be exact. The majority of Technical Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Technical Engineer Salary (?
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$40,896 - $107,427
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MEDIAN: $66,332
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Technical Engineer Salary (?
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$14.52 - $35.67
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,896 - $107,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,025  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $11,635  
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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$40,837 - $109,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $35.67  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $44.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $11,635  
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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$40,837 - $109,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Technical Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $57K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $64K. On average, Technical Engineers make $73K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $99K. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up between a fifth and a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining one-eighth.

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Experience Affects Technical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$67,000
Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 6%