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Overview
Electrical and electronics engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and testing, and use measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment. They are also involved in the manufacture and deployment of equipment for automation.
Predicted employment growth
Over the next decade, jobs for electrical and electronics engineering technicians are expected to grow by 2%, and should have about 12,000 job openings a year.
Safety from automation
Electrical and electronics engineering technicians are more likely to be automated than 67% of other careers.
Workforce size
Electrical and electronics engineering technicians, with 137,000 workers, form a larger workforce than 72% of careers.
Education
Only 19% of engineering technicians have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Education attained by engineering technicians
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Context: workers with bachelor's degrees
This is near the middle of all careeers' percentages of bachelor's holders.
Salaries
The median (middle) salary for electrical and electronics engineering technicians is higher than 73% of all other jobs' middle salaries. The graph shows inflation-adjusted salaries for most electrical and electronics engineering technicians.
This job's median $64KAll jobs' median $39K$64K$38K20142015201620172018$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K
Context: Median Salary
Gender
Women account for 17% of engineering technicians -- that's a smaller percentage than 68% of other jobs.
Gender of engineering technicians
Men
Women
Context: Salary inequity
For each career, we compared the median (middle) men's salary to the median women's salary. For engineering technicians, the median men's salary was 27% more the median woman's salary.
Race/Origin
About 21% of engineering technicians are minority, and 15% are foreign-born.
Race/origin of engineering technicians
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Other
Context: Foreign-born workers (15%)
Where are the most jobs?
We ranked the number of jobs in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians per thousand workers in each state, DC, and Puerto Rico. The darker the blue, the higher the job density.
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Job benefits
Employer or union-sponsored pension plans are offered to 61% of engineering technicians, and 73% have company-sponsored health insurance (14% have dependents enrolled in their employer's health plan).
Employer-provided health coverage for engineering technicians
100% premiums covered
Partial premiums covered
Plan with no cost sharing
No health insurance
The downside
Some jobs are more stressful than others, and some are just plain dangerous. The following list gives the percentages of electrical and electronics engineering technicians who report hazardous or difficult situations typically occurring at least once a week.
  • Time Pressure (58%)
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety (54%)
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions (43%)
  • Consequence of Error (39%)
  • Exposed to Contaminants (38%)
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment (33%)
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings (31%)
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Salary and diversity
Salary overview
What do engineering technicians earn?

In this section, we want to give you a clear idea of what you can expect to earn in this career. We use two sources of data here: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which asks employers to classify their workforce and to report salaries using the SOC-specialty level of reporting, and the American Community Survey (ACS), which asks people to classify their jobs using the broad classifications that ididio uses for career profiles, and to self-report their salaries. For some jobs, the differences in survey approaches between BLS and ACS can paint a very different end-picture. In particular, the ACS data is reported for the larger career group engineering technicians, which combines the data for 8 careers, including electrical and electronics engineering technicians. Whenever possible, we provide data from both sources.

The BLS-compiled salary data is reported by companies for their employees. This data is classified by SOC specialty, and excludes self-employed workers. We first show the distribution of salaries for electrical and electronics engineering technicians, and then we show how the middle (median) salary for electrical and electronics engineering technicians compares to the BLS-computed median salaries of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for electrical and electronics engineering technicians (BLS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (BLS Salary Data)
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We compiled household data from the ACS to determine the salaries that people working at least 35 hours a week report themselves to earn. Unlike the BLS estimates, this data includes self-employed wages. Additionally, we only have ACS survey data for the larger career category and not for the specialty level. We first show the full salary distribution for all engineering technicians, and then we show how the median (middle) salary for engineering technicians compares to the median ACS-reported salary of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for engineering technicians (ACS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (ACS Salary Data)
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Employers and salary
A look at employers and corresponding salaries
The donut shares the break-down of workers by employer type, and following we show the salary distributions for these workers based on those employer types. For some careers, the salaries can be vastly different between private, government, and self-employment. As with our salary overview, we view the both the BLS economists' salary profiles and the household-reported salaries from ACS to get a thorough understanding of where electrical and electronics engineering technicians work and for what salary. We have the great faith in the accuracy of economist-vetted BLS data; however, the BLS restrictions on which employers are surveyed skews the data a bit (read more in the sources), and the ACS responses provide different and useful categorizations of employers and salaries.
Employers of Engineering technicians (ACS)
Private for-profit (82.6%)
Private not-for-profit (2.5%)
Local government (3.3%)
State government (3.0%)
Federal government (7.4%)
Self-employed incorporated (0.6%)
Self-employed not incorporated (0.6%)
Working without pay (0.0%)
Distribution: Salaries of engineering technicians by type of employer (ACS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type calculated by aggregating individual household survey responses. These salaries were reported for the larger career group of engineering technicians, which combines the 8 specialties for this career.
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Distribution: Salaries of electrical and electronics engineering technicians by type of employer (BLS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type as reported by BLS based on large employer-focused surveys. We note that smaller employer categories are not included by BLS. Remember that the BLS salaries are for the specialty electrical and electronics engineering technicians, and may differ signficantly from the ACS salary estimates which combine several career specialties.
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Age and career advancement
Salary growth for engineering technicians

The biggest take-away from the following two charts is the relationship between salary and experience that we can infer from age. Does this job seem to attract especially younger or older workers? Does it reward experience?

Take a minute a look at how much you might expect your salary to increase with each five years' experience, as well as how the numbers working in this career changes. We only provide this data when there are enough consistent ACS survey responses to allow a reasonable margin of error, so for some careers you will see gaps in our reporting of salary by age.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Gender and Equity
Engineering technicians and gender

With 17% women, this occupation has a lower percentage of women than 68% of careers.

Context: Women in the workforce
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Gender of Engineering technicians
Men (83%)
Women (17%)
Distribution: Salaries by gender

As we'll illustrate at the bottom of this section, the median (middle) salary for all full-time male workers in the US exceeds the full-time median salary for women by 20%, and the difference for engineering technicians tops that, with the median salary for men 27% higher than the median salary for women. This chart shows you the salary range for most workers by gender.

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Context: Salary Inequity

Nationwide there are twenty careers for which men do not have a higher median (middle) salary than women. The chart below shows the salary inequity, the percentage by which the median men's salary is higher than the median women's salary, for most jobs. Engineering technicians have one of the higher percentage increases for men's salary, with the increase for the men's median salary over the women's median salary in this job even higher than that for 74% of other jobs.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Race/Origin
Race and origin of engineering technicians

The representation of minority and foreign-born workers is quite different between careers, and the relative pay of those workers also varies significantly between careers. The percentage of minority engineering technicians falls in about the middle of all careers' percentages. The percentage of foreign-born workers in this career is near the middle of all careers.

Race/origin of engineering technicians
White (76% )
Black (9% )
Asian (8% )
Other (3% )
Multiracial (2% )
Hispanic (1% )
American Indian (1% )
Pacific Islander (0% )
Context: Representation of minorities in the workforce
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Context: Representation of foreign-born workers
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Distribution: Salaries for engineering technicians by race/origin

For some careers, there is a pay disparity depending on race or origin, though this is not prevalent. We calculate standard errors for all of our calculations, and when the error is high we do not show results. Therefore, for some jobs will have omitted race/origin categories.

$47K$48K$49K$50K$53K$55K$56K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KAmerican IndianOtherMultiracialBlackAsianWhiteHispanic
Distribution: Salaries for engineering technicians by nativity
$51K$54K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100KAll foreign-bornAll native citizens

Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Pathways to this career
Education requirements and salary
Education attained by electrical and electronics engineering technicians

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), electrical and electronics engineering technicians typically hold a associate's degree.

Sometimes the typical education identified by the BLS differs a bit from the reality of the how much education current workers actually have. The donut shows the education level held by people currently working as engineering technicians as reported in responses to the American Community Survey. Following, we investigate whether education level influences salary for engineering technicians.

Education attained by engineering technicians
None
High School
Some College
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Deg/Doct
Doctorate
Details: Education and training recommended for electrical and electronics engineering technicians

Programs for electrical and electronics engineering technicians usually lead to an associate’s degree in electrical or electronics engineering technology. Vocational–technical schools include postsecondary institutions that serve local students and emphasize training needed by local employers.

Community colleges offer programs similar to those in technical institutes but include more theory-based and liberal arts coursework. Some of these colleges allow students to concentrate in computer electronics, industrial electronics, or communications electronics.

Prospective electrical and electronics engineering technicians usually take courses in programming languages, chemistry, physics, logical processors, and circuitry. Coursework in test equipment is also helpful. The Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET accredits programs that include at least college algebra, trigonometry, and basic science courses.

Details: Licensing and certification recommended for electrical and electronics engineering technicians

Technicians may choose to earn certification to show an advanced level of knowledge. Several organizations offer certification.

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) offers certification in electrical power testing. This certification would benefit those technicians working in the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution industry.

ETA International also offers certifications in several fields, including basic electronics, biomedical electronics, and renewable energy.

The International Society of Automation offers certification as a Control Systems Technician. To gain such certification, technicians must demonstrate skills in pneumatic, mechanical, and electronic instrumentation. In addition, they must demonstrate an understanding of process control loops and process control systems.

Distribution: Salary by education level

What level of education is truly needed for engineering technicians? Below we see the distribution of engineering technicians salaries based on the education attained. These comparisons are based on all survey responses by those who identified themselves as engineering technicians, and are not intended as a statistical analysis of salary differences that would correct for non-educational factors that could contribute to high or low earnings.

$43K$50K$54K$59K$55K$67K$56K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KNone (3%)High School (23%)Some College (33%)Associate's Degree (22%)Bachelor's Degree (16%)Master's Degree (3%)Professional Deg/Doct (0%)
Bachelor's degree pathways
College majors held by engineering technicians

This table shows the college majors held by people working as engineering technicians. Select any degree to see detailed information. We are able to connect careers to degrees using the American Community Survey (ACS), and their degrees are defined a little differently from our programs, which are based on standard CIP classifications. Therefore, selecting some degrees will lead to a selection of CIP-level programs from which to choose.

If you see "**" before the name of a degree/program, that means this field is one that the Department of Education believes is preparatory for this career. However, you can see from this list that those recommendations are far from your only path to this job!

Degree
Select any title to learn more about that degree
Percentage of Engineering technicians with this degree
Salary for all majors
Salary distribution (across jobs). Showing 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
Final education level of all people with this major
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Gender of people this bachelor's degree
Men
Women
7.2%
$0$200K$97K
6.6%
$0$200K$63K
4.4%
$0$200K$89K
3.9%
$0$200K$63K
3.3%
$0$200K$73K
3.3%
$0$200K$80K
2.2%
$0$200K$83K
2.2%
$0$200K$87K
2.0%
$0$200K$92K
1.6%
$0$200K$53K
1.4%
$0$200K$56K
1.3%
$0$200K$56K
1.2%
$0$200K$67K
1.2%
$0$200K$86K
The link between degrees and careers
The link between degrees and careers

With the following "sankey" diagram, you can follow the top ten bachelor's degrees held by people working as engineering technicians, and then, in turn, you can see the 10 occupations that hire the most of each degree's graduates. This visualization links fields of studies and careers, suggesting both similar careers and options for degrees. The full list of bachelor's degrees held by engineering technicians given in the previous section reminds us that there are many paths to these careers beyond what we can summarize here.

This job
Top 10 majors
Each major's top ten jobs
Applications and systems software developersElectrical and electronics engineersEngineers (specialized areas)Managers (specialized areas)Architectural and engineering managersComputer and information systems managersComputer programmersChief executives and legislatorsPostsecondary teachersCivil engineersAccountants and auditorsFirst-line supervisors of retail sales workersFinancial managersWholesale and manufacturing sales representativesSecretaries and administrative assistantsHuman resources workersFirst-line supervisors of non-retail sales workersMarketing and sales managersPhysicians and surgeonsElementary and middle school teachersDentistsRegistered nursesPhysical scientists (specialized areas)Epidemiologists and Medical/Life ScientistsClinical laboratory technologists and techniciansPharmacistsMechanical engineersIndustrial engineersAerospace engineersRetail salespersonsChemists and materials scientistsManagement analystsComputer systems analystsComputer occupations (specialized areas)Computer support specialistsEngineering techniciansConstruction managersFirst-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workersDesignersNetwork and computer systems administratorsElectrical EngineeringBusiness Management andAdministrationBiologyMechanical EngineeringGeneral BusinessChemistryGeneral EngineeringElectrical EngineeringTechnologiesCivil EngineeringComputer ScienceAll other degrees
Switching Careers
Most common new jobs
The most common next careers for engineering technicians

What jobs will most engineering technicians hold next year?

The data in this chart comes from person interviews for the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The survey interviews households eight times over a two-year period, allowing us a glimpse into how people move from job to job. You can see more details from the results of the survey in our last tab in this section, and you can read about our methodology in our source descriptions.

Here we see all of the jobs that at least 1% of engineering technicians reported holding in their second year's survey. Is your future job on this list?

Engineering techniciansInspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighersAssemblers and fabricators (specialized areas)Industrial and refractory machinery mechanicsRadio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairersTelecommunications line installers and repairersElectriciansProduction workersEngineers (specialized areas)Electrical and electronics engineersCivil engineersScience techniciansManagers (specialized areas)Industrial engineersPrecision instrument and equipment repairers
Lateral career moves
Lateral job transitions for engineering technicians

A lateral career transition is a move to a job with similar pay and responsibilities. A move to such a job can offer a change of pace without an increase in stress or a decrease in pay. The following table simply identifies all 7 jobs which were held by at least 1% of survey respondents before working as engineering technicians as well as 1% of respondents after working as engineering technicians. Select a row to investigate the job's full description and determine if it truly offers an opportunity for a lateral transition.

Lateral-move careers for engineering technicians
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Assemblers and fabricators (specialized areas)
131,900
$0$200K$30K
Managers (specialized areas)
84,000
$0$200K$72K
Electricians
83,100
$0$200K$49K
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
52,700
$0$200K$39K
Production workers
37,400
$0$200K$32K
Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics
33,200
$0$200K$50K
Science technicians
24,800
$0$200K$41K
Full prior and next career listings
Prior and next careers for engineering technicians: full listings

What do people typically do before and after they work as engineering technicians? Here are the full lists of all jobs that at least 1% of engineering technicians surveyed reported as holding a year earlier or later.

Choose which type of transition to view
Prior jobs
Next jobs
Prior careers for engineering technicians
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Percentage Transitioning
What percentage worked in this job the previous year?
Maintenance and repair workers
155,500
$0$200K$42K
1.2%
Assemblers and fabricators (specialized areas)
131,900
$0$200K$30K
1.7%
Managers (specialized areas)
84,000
$0$200K$72K
1.3%
Electricians
83,100
$0$200K$49K
2.9%
Computer support specialists
72,300
$0$200K$54K
1.0%
Designers
61,700
$0$200K$51K
1.0%
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers
59,500
$0$200K$53K
1.1%
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
52,700
$0$200K$39K
4.6%
Engineering technicians
40,100
$0$200K$54K
28.9%
Production workers
37,400
$0$200K$32K
1.7%
Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics
33,200
$0$200K$50K
2.4%
Science technicians
24,800
$0$200K$41K
1.3%
Mechanical engineers
21,200
$0$200K$83K
1.4%
Drafters
19,700
$0$200K$52K
1.1%
No occupation
6.2%
Read about electrical and electronics engineering technicians
Responsibilities and activities
Responsibilities and activities

Electrical engineering technicians typically do the following:

  • Put together electrical and electronic systems and prototypes
  • Build, calibrate, and repair electrical instruments or testing equipment
  • Visit construction sites to observe conditions affecting design
  • Identify solutions to technical design problems that arise during the construction of electrical systems
  • Inspect designs for quality control, report findings, and make recommendations
  • Draw diagrams and write specifications to clarify design details of experimental electronics units

Electrical engineering technicians install and maintain electrical control systems and equipment, and modify electrical prototypes, parts, and assemblies to correct problems. When testing systems, they set up equipment and evaluate the performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated conditions. They then analyze test information to resolve design-related problems.

Electronics engineering technicians typically do the following:

  • Design basic circuitry and draft sketches to clarify details of design documentation, under engineers’ direction
  • Build prototypes from rough sketches or plans
  • Assemble, test, and maintain circuitry or electronic components according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronics
  • Adjust and replace defective circuitry and electronic components
  • Make parts, such as coils and terminal boards, by using bench lathes, drills, or other machine tools

Electronics engineering technicians identify and resolve equipment malfunctions and then work with manufacturers to get replacement parts. They also calibrate and perform preventive maintenance on equipment and systems.

These technicians often need to read blueprints, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronic units. They also write reports and record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and specifications.

Personality and skills
Personality and skills

Can you see yourself in the ranks of electrical and electronics engineering technicians? Here are the skills and traits that could lead to success.

Logical-thinking skills
Electrical and electronics engineering technicians must isolate and then identify problems for the engineering staff to work on. They need good reasoning skills to identify and fix problems. Technicians must also follow a logical sequence or specific set of rules to carry out <a href="/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/electrical-and-electronics-engineers.htm"><u>electrical engineers’</u></a> designs, inspect designs for quality control, and put together prototypes.
Math skills
Electrical and electronics engineering technicians use math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.
Mechanical skills
Electronics engineering technicians in particular must use hand tools and soldering irons on small circuitry and electronic parts to create detailed electronic components by hand.
Observational skills
Electrical engineering technicians sometimes visit construction sites to make sure that electrical engineers’ designs are being carried out correctly. They are responsible for evaluating projects onsite and reporting problems to engineers.
Writing skills
These technicians must write reports about onsite construction, the results of testing, or problems they find when carrying out designs. Their writing must be clear and well organized so that the engineers they work with can understand the reports.
Trends in employment
Salary trends
Distribution and trends: Salaries for electrical and electronics engineering technicians
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Adjusted for inflation
Historic dollars

In 2018, the median (middle) salary for electrical and electronics engineering technicians was higher than 73% of all other jobs' middle salaries. This graphic shows how the salary distribution (adjusted for inflation) has changed for this job over recent years. The gray line, as a comparison, shows the median salary of all US workers.

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Projected versus actual employment
Exploring actual employment trends versus projected trends

Currently, jobs for electrical and electronics engineering technicians are anticipated to grow by 2% over the next decade; 74% of jobs are projected to grow more.

The projected employment for electrical and electronics engineering technicians is the best guess created by talented economists and statisticians at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, as you look through several careers you'll notice that the projections are heavily influenced by past performance and may miss current trends. No one can tell the future, and as new information and better techniques are developed, actual counts and future projections may change. Here's a glimpse at the actual counts versus the projections over time.

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Employment counts
Actual measured employment
BLS 10-year predictions
Variation by state
Employment
State-by-state employment numbers

Some careers tend to be centered in specific parts of the country. For example, most jobs in fashion are in New York or California. Let's see if your dream job is easy to find in your dream location! We have a few choices for viewing the data that can help you get a full employment picture.

Job density versus job count

Which states hire the most electrical and electronics engineering technicians? We wonder if that's a fair question since states come in all sizes, so instead let's start with the question of which states have the highest density of people working as electrical and electronics engineering technicians. You can choose to view the number of jobs per state if you prefer.

BLS vs ACS data

This map defaults to employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides job totals carefully compiled for accuracy and with a primary focus on how employers describe their workers. The BLS job totals do not count self-employed workers. We've also compiled totals using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) which are based on how workers describe themselves. Sometimes ACS results are quite a bit different from the employer-based BLS data.

One important factor in the differences between ACS and BLS data is that the ACS numbers are for all engineering technicians, comprised of all specialities listed in the menu bar, and you can choose to view the BLS at the specialty or full career level.

Choose the metric to review
Jobs per 1000 working
Number of jobs
Use this data source
BLS for this specialty
Number of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians per 1,000 workers (BLS)
Select a state to see local area details
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Salary
Salaries by state
Let's get a feel for where electrical and electronics engineering technicians earn the highest salaries. There are several choices for which data we consider and how we view that data, and each can lead to different conclusions, so please read on...
Median salary versus state ratio

We use two methods to compare salaries across states:

  • In-state comparisons: the ratio of median (middle) salaries for engineering technicians compared to the median salary for all people working in each state, or
  • Median salary: the unaltered median salaries for engineering technicians.

We hope the ratio allows perspective about how salaries may compare to the regional cost-of-living.

BLS vs ACS data

We have two sources for statewide salary information with important distinctions. The BLS data is created by surveying companies, missing individuals who are self-employed or work for smaller companies. The ACS data is compiled from multi-faceted household surveys and may reflect the inconsistencies that people may have in reporting information. The ACS salaries are for all engineering technicians, which combines the specialities from which you can choose at the top of the page.

Choose the metric to review
In-state comparisions
Median salary
Use this data source
BLS for this specialty
Median salary ratio: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians to all workers (BLS for this specialty)
The darkest shading corresponds to states in which electrical and electronics engineering technicians earn the highest salary when compared to other jobs in the state. We think this ratio might be a better indicator than the actual salary for your buying power as a state resident.
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Compare to similar jobs

If this job interests you, then use the dots below to find other jobs you might like. The dots closer to the top represent jobs that are like Engineering technicians (shown with a blue star). Look for the dots to the right to find the best salaries! (We pulled salary data from BLS, and they give a top salary value of just over $200K to protect privacy, so our graph would go much higher if the salaries were not top coded.)

How should the career similarity be computed

There are a number of ways to measure the similarity of jobs, here are a few we provide:

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  • Environment: Are there hazards? Will you be comfortable? Will it be stressful?
  • Knowledge: What do you need to know the most about?
  • Physical Abilities: Do you need to especially strong or coordinated?
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