Technical Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $63K annually on average. In the world of Technical Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $43K and $100K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $10K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$46,500 - $99,516
$47K
$63K
$100K
MEDIAN: $63,492
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$13.13 - $41.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$46,500 - $99,516  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,084  
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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$42,955 - $99,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $41.22  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $60.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,084  
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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$42,955 - $99,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $60K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $63K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $77K in this role. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $103K.

Technical Engineer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Technical Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Technical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Technical Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 56%

Software Development
up arrow 41%


SQL
up arrow 7%


National Average
$64,000

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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