Average Engineering Technician Hourly Pay

$22.24
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$1,481
Bonus
$4,500
Commission
$1,979
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The average hourly pay for an Engineering Technician is $22.24.
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$15.43
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$22.24
90%
$32.79
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $33
Bonus
$243 - $5,901
Profit Sharing
$295 - $7,047
Commission
$1,965 - $6,167
Total Pay
$34,600 - $76,092
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What Do Engineering Technicians Do?

Engineering Technician Tasks
  • Maintain equipment, including ordering parts and directing or performing preventative and repair maintenance as needed.
  • Maintain logs and write reports of activity results and equipment maintenance.
  • Create and review technical drawings, blueprints, schematics or specifications.
  • Operate instruments, track test results, and troubleshoot when problems arise.

Job Satisfaction for Engineering Technician

3.8 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Engineering Technician are from the companies Intel Corporation, Applied Materials Inc and Terracon Consultants, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at BAE Systems Inc. where the average pay is $29.36. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Eaton Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation, earning around $26.50 and $25.02, respectively. Terracon Consultants, Inc. pays the lowest at around $15.08. Black and Veatch and Applied Materials Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $22.67 and $22.77, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Engineering Technicians?

Skills in Troubleshooting, Technical Analysis, Electronic Troubleshooting and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Test Engineering.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Technicians?

An entry-level Engineering Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.36 based on 359 salaries. An early career Engineering Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.74 based on 2,517 salaries. A mid-career Engineering Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.26 based on 1,344 salaries. An experienced Engineering Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.85 based on 1,353 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
Employees with Engineering Technician in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 26.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (18.6% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (13.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (5.2% less) and Denver, Colorado (3.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6,743 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.3%
Early Career
37.3%
Mid Career
19.9%
Experienced
20.1%
Late Career
17.4%