Technical Engineer Salary

Median pay for Technical Engineers in the United States is around $63K annually. Total cash compensation to Technical Engineers bottoms out near $42K and approaches $104K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $19K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Technical Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 85 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Technical Engineers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,256 - $101,092
(Median)
$42K
$63K
$100K
MEDIAN: $62,961
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$15.71 - $34.35
(Median)
$16
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,256 - $101,092  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,085  
Profit Sharing
$23.00 - $10,262  
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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$41,820 - $103,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.71 - $34.35  
   
Overtime
$12.50 - $47.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,085  
   
Profit Sharing
$23.00 - $10,262  
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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$41,820 - $103,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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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Typical Technical Engineers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Engineering Design and Software Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 57 percent and 42 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Network Management / Administration, and Information Technology Support. Experience with Information Technology Support is often linked with knowledge of Network Management / Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Engineer

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


Technical Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Technical Engineers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $59K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $60K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Technical Engineers make a median salary of $70K. Technical Engineers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $95K.

Technical Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Technical Engineer?

Technical Engineer in Madison Heights:
"Highly technical."
Pros: Company is primarily IT which gives an opportunity to work with different technologies. Company culture. Flex time. Great benefits. Opportunity to easily move up or to move around in different departments.
Cons: N/A.

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Experience Affects Technical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 50%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Technical Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 57%

Software Development
up arrow 42%

National Average
$63,000



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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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