Salary for Electrical Engineering Technicians

Also known as:  Electrical Design Technician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Electrical Power Station Technician, Electronic Instrument Testing Technician, Lighting Engineering Technician, Programmable Logic Controller Programmer, Semiconductor Development Technician


These professionals work under the direction of engineers, technologists, and other professionals to design, modify, test or repair electrical machinery and control equipment used in industrial or commercial settings. Some college, and a background in computer science and engineering re essential for this occupation.

An Electrical Engineering Technician will normally get an average salary in a range of 40000 to 60000 depending on the level of seniority. Electrical Engineering Technicians earn an average pay level of Fifty Five Thousand One Hundred dollars per year.

Electrical Engineering Technicians can get the best pay in Alaska, where they earn average wages of close to $77040. These professionals have the best average compensation in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, which has an average pay rate of $70750.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.78 percent nationwide in that time.
Electrical Engineering Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $70,750
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $66,680
Utilities $62,350
Transportation and Warehousing $60,840
Information $58,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises $57,460
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Construction $50,480
Accommodation and Food Services $51,950
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $52,200
Health Care and Social Assistance $52,440
Manufacturing $52,530
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $53,020
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