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Technical Engineer Salary (United States)

Technical Engineers in the United States take home an average $65K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $25K and $12K, respectively — total cash payment to Technical Engineers can bottom out near $40K or peak near $109K depending on individual performance. Work is enjoyable for Technical Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Technical Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Technical Engineer Salary (?
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$40,784 - $107,215
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MEDIAN: $65,345
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Technical Engineer Salary (?
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$14.16 - $35.11
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,784 - $107,215  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,688  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $11,745  
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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$40,467 - $109,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.16 - $35.11  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $41.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,688  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $11,745  
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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$40,467 - $109,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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 can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 24 percent above average. Information Technology Support and Computer Aided Drafting & Design, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay.

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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $57K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $61K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $71K. Technical Engineers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $98K.

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Experience Affects Technical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$66,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Technical Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 24%
National Average
$66,000
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 11%
Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%