Salary for Automotive Engineering Technicians

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Also known as:  Gyroscopic Engineering Technician, Heat Transfer Technician, Hydraulic Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Optomechanical Technician helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Automotive engineering technicians review and test proposed design changes for reliability, durability, efficiency, and performance. They may suggest changes to proposed designs, and determine the practicality of other changes. Additionally, they may inspect parts during the testing process to determine the cause of malfunctions and mechanical failures. A background in engineering is essential for this position.

A Automotive Engineering Technician will normally receive a salary between $36,200 and $91,320 based on the level of education. will most likely receive an average compensation of sixty thousand eight hundred and eigthy dollars per annum.

have the highest average potential salary in New Mexico, where they get an average salary rate of about $77,990. People with this job title can make the highest salaries in Finance and Insurance, where they can receive wages of $83,550.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 34.67 percent nationwide in that time.


Automotive Engineering Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Public Administration
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Transportation and Warehousing

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Accommodation and Food Services
Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)