Technical Engineer Salary

Technical Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $64K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Technical Engineers varies from around $41K to approximately $109K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $19K and $11K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Technical Engineers are male. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,954 - $107,066
(Median)
$41K
$64K
$110K
MEDIAN: $63,749
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90%

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$15.03 - $35.00
(Median)
$15
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,954 - $107,066  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,085  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $10,850  
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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$40,631 - $109,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 202
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 (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,085  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $10,850  
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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$40,631 - $109,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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Technical Engineers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Engineering Design can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 28 percent above average. Those listing Network Management / Administration as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Information Technology Support and Computer Aided Drafting & Design also typically command lower compensation. Employees educated in Information Technology Support are typically practiced in Network Management / Administration, too.

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. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $54K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $57K. Technical Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $98K.

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Experience Affects Technical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

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 14%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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