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Earnings
Median annual earnings of engineering technicians by specialty are shown below.
  • Aerospace engineering and operations technicians: $55,040
  • Electrical and electronic engineering technicians: $53,240
  • Mechanical engineering technicians: $48,130
  • Industrial engineering technicians: $47,180
  • Electro-mechanical technicians: $46,310
  • Civil engineering technicians: $44,290
  • Environmental engineering technicians: $41,100

Median annual wages of wage and salary electrical and electronic engineering technicians are $53,240. The middle 50 percent earned between $41,550 and $64,120. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $32,490, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $78,560. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of electrical and electronic engineering technicians are:

Wired telecommunications carriers $56,080
Architectural, engineering, and related services 51,650
Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing 48,960
Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing 48,200
Employment services 42,960

Median annual wages for aerospace engineering and operations technicians in the aerospace products and parts manufacturing industry were $52,150, and the median annual salary for environmental engineering technicians in the architectural, engineering, and related services industry was $39,510. Median annual wages for civil engineering technicians in the architectural, engineering, and related services industry were $43,880. The median annual wage for industrial engineering technicians in the semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing industry was $43,760. In the architectural, engineering, and related services industry, the median annual wage for mechanical engineering technicians was $47,130. Electro-mechanical technicians earned a median annual wage of $44,580 in the semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing industry.

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 


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