Technical Engineer Salary

Technical Engineers in the United States take home an average $64K per year. Cash earnings for Technical Engineers — including $18K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $41K to $110K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Technical Engineers. The vast majority (86 percent) of Technical Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,299 - $107,020
(Median)
$41K
$64K
$110K
MEDIAN: $63,520
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50%
90%

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$15.17 - $34.63
(Median)
$15
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,299 - $107,020  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,383  
Profit Sharing
$33.94 - $10,365  
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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$40,921 - $109,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.17 - $34.63  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $44.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,383  
   
Profit Sharing
$33.94 - $10,365  
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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$40,921 - $109,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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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Technical Engineers report a narrow range of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Engineering Design command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 28 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Information Technology Support, Network Management / Administration, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design. Information Technology Support and Network Management / Administration are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Engineer

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $58K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $57K. Technical Engineers see a median salary of $69K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $100K on average.

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Experience Affects Technical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 58%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Technical Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 28%

National Average
$63,000

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 8%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 12%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%
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