Technical Engineer Salary

The average Technical Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $63K annually. Final cash compensation to Technical Engineers varies from around $42K to approximately $104K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $19K and $10K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Technical Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 85 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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 (?
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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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Technical Engineers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Network Management / Administration, and Information Technology Support. Many workers who know Information Technology Support also know Network Management / Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Engineer

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Technical Engineers. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $59K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $60K. Technical Engineers see a median salary of $70K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $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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