Technical Engineer Salary (United States)

Salaries for Technical Engineers in the United States lie in the neighborhood of $66,917 per year. Compensation starts at $40,837 and can reach $109,773 per year. Total cash income, which bottoms out near $40,896 and peaks near $107,427, incorporates potential for more than $25K from bonuses and close to $11,635 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The vast majority enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Men account for the majority of Technical Engineers—84 percent to be exact. For the most part, Technical Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Technical Engineer Salary (?
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$40,896 - $107,427
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MEDIAN: $66,332
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Technical Engineer Salary (?
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$14.52 - $35.67
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,896 - $107,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,025  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $11,635  
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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$40,837 - $109,773  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $35.67  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $44.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $11,635  
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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$40,837 - $109,773  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Technical Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher salaries. Pay increases are minimal for Technical Engineers just starting out. Salaries only go from $57K to $64K after a decade. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $77K. Paychecks show no signs of slowing down as Technical Engineers approach two decades on the job—pay continues to accelerate and typical earnings come to $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 23 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 12 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

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Experience Affects Technical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$67,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 6%
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