$63,365
Avg. Salary
$27.82
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,017

Bonus

$2,935

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Engineering Technician is $27.82 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Engineering Technician is $63,365 per year.

10%
$19.18
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$27.82
50%
$38.00
90%
90%
MEDIAN $27.82
10%
$47k
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$63k
50%
$91k
90%
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MEDIAN $63,365
$46,794 - $90,592
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MEDIAN: $63,365
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$19.18 - $38.00
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MEDIAN: $27.82
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$0$90K
Salary $46,794 - $90,592
Bonus $8.03 - $8,304
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,335
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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$45,149 - $88,659
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 410
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $19.18 - $38.00
Overtime $25.82 - $51.00
Annual Data $0$88K
Bonus $8.03 - $8,304
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,335
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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$45,149 - $88,659
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 516

Job Description

A senior engineering technician applies the technical principles of engineering to develop a project or product. A senior engineering technician typically works in construction, the semi-conductor industry, or in manufacturing.

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Senior Engineering Technician Tasks
  • Identify compliance, calibration, and specification issues with an eye for technical accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Supervise processes to increase quality and efficiency.
  • Write reports to inform project leaders about risks, costs, and deliverables.
  • Assist engineers with construction, assembly, and design calculations during projects.

Common Career Paths


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At the upper end, Senior Engineering Technicians who move into a Construction Project Manager role may earn a little more as the latter position has a median salary of $70K per year. Senior Engineering Technicians go on to become Civil Engineering Technicians more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $45K. Senior Engineering Technicians who move into an Electrical Engineer role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $69K.

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Popular Skills


Senior Engineering Technicians seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Systems Troubleshooting, Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Test Engineering. Most people familiar with Technical Analysis also know Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Senior Engineering Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Engineering Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 84 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 $57,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Senior Engineering Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 239 salaries. A Senior 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 $68,000 based on 176 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

27%

20%

6%

-45%

National Average: $63,197

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Engineering Technicians in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 40 percent above the national average. Senior Engineering Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+30 percent), Irvine (+30 percent), San Diego (+22 percent), and Los Angeles (+18 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Senior Engineering Technicians in El Paso earning a whopping 44 percent below the national average. Workers in Greensboro and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (25 percent less and 20 percent less, respectively).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Engineering Technician?

Senior Engineering Technician in Virginia Beach:
"Weather is plesant, but the traffic is horrable."
Pros: Close to family.
Cons: The TRAFFIC and poor public transportation.

Senior Engineering Technician in Southfield:
Pros:
Cons: Management issues, poor decisions in leadership.

Senior Engineering Technician in Austin:
"Be an autodidiact."
Never stop learning on your own. Don't be afraid to ask for help and stay out of upper management politics.

Senior Engineering Technician in Cortland:
"Up the Ladder."
Always look for ways to climb that ladder because they won't be given to you freely, let alone on a silver platter. You have to work for advancement, but you also have to ASK for advancement - or at least ask what you must do to advance. Otherwise, you'll spend way too much time stuck in a technician's job, when you could be designing or managing projects, etc. Don't just settle for the "grunt work"!

Senior Engineering Technician in Denver:
"Do it for yourself first."
When you successfully get a offer from a new company and they make a initial offer to you, delay your acceptance and consider asking for more compensation up front. In this day and age you cannot depend upon a company to come through with raises year-over-year to increase your base pay.

Senior Engineering Technician in Seattle:
"Write in pencil."
Always write in pencil because things always changes.

Senior Engineering Technician in Santa Barbara:
"Be Flexible, Approachable And Courteous To Colleagues."
Be willing to learn any and all tasks, don't pigeon hole yourself. Maintain a positive attitude. When performing duties "well done" is preferred over "good enough".

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Female
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Male
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Job Satisfaction

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based on 201 votes.
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1-4 years
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5-9 years
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10-19 years
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20 years or more
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How Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average
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How Skills Affect Salaries

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National Average
$63,000


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 201 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 11%