Salary for Electrical Engineering Technologists

Also known as:  Agricultural Engineering Technicians, Biomedical Engineering Technician, Chemical Engineering Technician, Marine Engineering Technicians, Materials Engineering Technician, Metallurgical Engineering Technician, Nuclear Engineering Technician, Optical Engineering Technician, Ordnance Engineering Technician, Salvage Engineering Technician helps science and professional engineers find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.


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.

An Electrical Engineering Technologist earns a pay level that can range from 40000 and 60000 depending on seniority levels. Electrical Engineering Technologists will normally get salaries of Fifty Seven Thousand Five Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Electrical Engineering Technologists are paid the highest in Maine, which has average job salaries of just about $72610. Employees who work in this job are compensated most highly in Real Estate and Rental and Leasing, where they get average wages of $67810.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.74 percent nationwide in that time.
Electrical Engineering Technologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $67,810
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $66,310
Utilities $63,980
Information $62,690
Public Administration $62,530
Transportation and Warehousing $59,390
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Construction $40,880
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $44,070
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $51,250
Health Care and Social Assistance $52,210
Educational Services $53,220
Wholesale Trade $54,280
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