Average Technical Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Technical Engineer is $64,284.
MEDIAN $64,284
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$47k - $101k
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$1k - $12k
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$41k - $102k

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Job Description for Technical Engineer

Technical Engineer Tasks
  • Provide on-site and telephone software and hardware troubleshooting and systems administration support.
  • Create and maintain status reports, installation documentation, and maintenance logs.
  • Implement, document, and check disaster recovery plans.
  • Perform installations, maintenance, and repairs on equipment.

Career Paths

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Technical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / ...
Design Engineer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Technical Engineer

Skills in Information Technology (IT) Support and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Troubleshooting, Technical Analysis and Network Management / Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Engineer

An entry-level Technical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,553 based on 22 salaries. An early career Technical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,902 based on 95 salaries. A mid-career Technical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,693 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Technical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,927 based on 46 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $91,899.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Technical Engineer in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 10.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (8.9% more) and New York, New York (8.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (14.4% less) and Houston, Texas (0.2% less).

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