Salary for Electrical Engineering Technologists

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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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Electrical engineering technologists maintain detailed records of the design, installation, and repair of electrical devices. They may review plans and schematics for projects in order to ensure compliance with regulations and electrical codes, calculate materials costs, and prepare budgets. If plans do not meet code or project specifications, electrical engineering technologists may use computer-aided design software to make the necessary adjustments. These professionals may also be involved in the installation, diagnosis, and testing of electrical transmission and distribution systems. An associate's degree is the minimum educational requirement for this position.

A Electrical Engineering Technologist can earn average salaries of between $40,170 - $99,810 based on experience and education levels. can earn an average compensation of sixty-eight thousand three hundred and ten dollars annually.

are compensated at the highest average salary in Alaska, where they can earn average pay scales of close to $86,170. People with this job title are paid most highly in Public Administration, where they can receive normal pay levels of $84,440.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 40.93 percent nationwide in that time.


Electrical Engineering Technologists tend to make the most in the following industries:

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

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing