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Technical Engineer Salary

The average Technical Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $64K per year. In the world of Technical Engineers, overall income ranges from $41K near the bottom to $108K at the top; this can include more than $19K from bonuses and more than $11K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Technical Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Work is enjoyable for Technical Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,299 - $106,069
(Median)
$41K
$64K
$110K
MEDIAN: $63,712
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90%

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$14.70 - $34.76
(Median)
$15
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $21.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,299 - $106,069  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,547  
Profit Sharing
$11.33 - $10,665  
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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$40,884 - $108,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $34.76  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $44.14  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,547  
   
Profit Sharing
$11.33 - $10,665  
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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$40,884 - $108,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Engineering Design command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 28 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Network Management / Administration, Information Technology Support, 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Technical Engineers. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $57K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $57K. Technical Engineers see a median salary of $69K after reaching 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 $98K.

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Experience Affects Technical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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 12%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
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: 8%
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