Technical Engineer Salary

Median pay for Technical Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $63K annually. With some bonuses approaching $19K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Technical Engineers spread between $41K and $107K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Technical Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Technical Engineers (86 percent) who took the survey are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$41,252 - $104,331

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$15.03 - $34.69

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,252 - $104,331  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,547  
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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$41,049 - $106,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.03 - $34.69  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $44.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,547  
   
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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$41,049 - $106,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Information Technology Support, Network Management / Administration, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design. Network Management / Administration is a skill commonly found among those who know Information Technology Support.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Engineer

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $57K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $56K. On average, Technical Engineers make $69K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $99K.

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Experience Affects Technical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Technical Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 28%

National Average
$63,000

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

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 12%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 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
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%
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