$54,190
Avg. Salary
$21.60
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,225

Bonus

$1,655

Profit Sharing

$5,896

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Engineering Technician is $21.60 per hour.

The average pay for an Engineering Technician is $54,190 per year.

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$15.03
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$38k
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MEDIAN $54,190
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$0$79K
Salary $38,323 - $79,958
Bonus $98.06 - $5,722
Profit Sharing $195 - $6,977
Commission $5,896
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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$34,093 - $74,878
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,474
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $15.03 - $31.43
Hourly Tips $0.47
Overtime $21.67 - $46.29
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $98.06 - $5,722
Commission $5,896
Profit Sharing $195 - $6,977
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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$34,093 - $74,878
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,641

Job Description for Engineering Technician

An engineering technician's primary task is assisting engineers or scientists, with specific duties usually depending on the technician's field of specialization. Engineering technicians primarily play three roles: support, diagnostics, and maintenance. However, the actual requirements and duties vary widely and include creative tasks such as aiding in product or tool design. Other duties may include maintaining assembly or manufacturing systems, assessing and controlling production quality, diagnosing flaws, and conducting repairs.

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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.

Engineering Technician Pay By Employer

$0$97K

$46,510

$30,860

$77,496

Black and Veatch
19 profiles
$44,662

Tesla Motors
16 profiles
$57,532

$53,316

BAE Systems Inc.
13 profiles
$48,243

$65,388

Medtronic, Inc.
12 profiles
$60,791

$56,807

Common Career Paths for Engineering Technician


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Engineering Technicians who transition into a Process Engineer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $72K per year. The most common next step for an Engineering Technician is to become a Senior Engineering Technician or a Civil Engineer. The former position pays an additional $9K per year on average, and the latter position pays $11K more per year.

Engineering Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Engineering Technician


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Systems Troubleshooting, Electronic Troubleshooting, Data Analysis, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, and autodesk autocad. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know Test Engineering and Electronic Troubleshooting. Skill sets containing Microsoft Office also tend to include Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Technician

Pay by Experience for an Engineering Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Engineering Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 1,667 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Engineering Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 977 salaries. An experienced Engineering Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 903 salaries. An Engineering Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 564 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,439

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Engineering Technicians will find that Dallas offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Engineering Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+19 percent), Portland (+19 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Antonio. Atlanta and Pittsburgh are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.

Engineering Technician Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Engineering Technician?

Engineering Technician in Fredericksburg:
"Network."
Finding and keeping a job is all about who you know...

Engineering Technician in Dallas:
"How TI compares to other companies."
Pros: Challenging and satisfying.
Cons: Short handed.

Engineering Technician in Maple Grove:
"The linemen's view of the Transmission Line installs."
Get out in the field immediately and do ride-a-longs. There is nothing like first hand experience. Unfortunately, it always "works on paper" but you can't for-see the field aspect of anything unless you participate in the installations, then everything makes sense and you learn valuable information with your own eyes and ears.

Engineering Technician in Pittsburgh:
"Career path was limited."
Receive more education at the employers expense.

Engineering Technician in Glendale:
"I travel all over the state doing annual service and repairs."
Pros: I get to travel and have a flexible schedule as I make on my own somewhat.
Cons: I travel and have to be gone days at a time 2-3 times a month.

Engineering Technician in Hillsboro:
"Hard work but a great place to work."
Pros: Challenging, great benefits, good cafe, nice facilities, good opportunities.
Cons: Competitive environment leads to flat wage increases.

Engineering Technician in Asheville:
"A Lot Of Stress, Time Away From Home And Low Pay."
Worked at my company for 8 years and have to maintain several certifications and oversee construction work for conformance with project specifications. I have to test concrete, building footings, soils, asphalt, CABC stone, bridge coatings. I have to inspect masonry, rebar placement, steel repair, excavations, pipe placement, fill placement. I have to closely document all work done by others in addition to myself. All this and I've meet masonry laborers that make several dollars more than myself and all they do is move mortar from one place to another.

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Key Stats for Engineering Technician

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1475 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Engineering Technician Salaries

▲21%

▲12%

▲2%

National Average
$50,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Engineering Technician Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1475 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 14%