Senior Engineering Technician Salary

Male Senior Engineering Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $26.54 per hour in the United States. Overall cash earnings for Senior Engineering Technicians vary widely between $45K and $87K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $8K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Senior Engineering Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,955 - $90,433
$45K
$62K
$90K
MEDIAN: $61,859
10%
50%
90%

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$18.64 - $36.38
$19
$27
$36
MEDIAN: $26.94
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$0$90K
Salary $44,955 - $90,433
Bonus $0.00 - $9,688
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,398
Commission $0.00
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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$43,601 - $88,044
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 494
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $18.64 - $36.38
Overtime $26.68 - $51.19
Annual Data $0$88K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,688
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,398
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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$43,601 - $88,044
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 580

Job Description for Senior Engineering Technician

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.

Senior Engineering Technician Pay By Employer

$0$65K

$57,616

Common Career Paths for Senior Engineering Technician


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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 for Senior Engineering Technician


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 for Senior Engineering Technician

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

National Average: $61,826

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).

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Key Stats for Senior Engineering Technician

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
37%

Experience Affects Senior Engineering Technician Salaries

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$62,000

▼7%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Senior Engineering Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲10%






▲3%


Test Automation
▼0%

National Average
$62,000


Autocad Civil 3D
▼1%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 10%