Electrical Engineering Technician Salary

electrical-engineering-technician-salary-chart.jpgAn electrical engineering technician is a professional who uses his or her education and skills in electrical theory to help design, build, maintain, repair and modify electrical systems to be used by an engineering staff. The electrical technician usually works under the supervision of this staff.

Salary

The mean annual wage for an electrical engineering technician is $58,070. The lower 10 percent of these professionals make $34,560 per year, while the upper 10 percent make $83,120 per year. Electrical engineering technicians are most often found in engineering and architectural firms, firms that make semiconductors and other electronics, industries that make navigational and other measuring instruments, the Federal government and the postal service. The highest salaries are found in the Federal government, where an electrical engineering technician has an annual mean salary of $77,770. Other high paying industries are natural gas and oil and gas companies, motion picture and video studios and industries that manufacture products made of coal and petroleum.

Location

California leads the list of the states that employ the most electrical engineering technicians. 21,310 electrical engineering technicians work in California and earn an annual mean wage of $62,280. California is followed by Texas, with a mean salary of $56,750; New York, with a mean salary of $58,120; Florida, with a salary of $53,110 and Massachusetts, with a salary of $58,390. The top paying location is the District of Columbia with an average salary of $73,390.

Job Outlook

The job outlook for electrician engineering technicians is predicted to be 0%, or no change or little change between 2012 and 2022.

Electrical Engineering Technician Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $34,440 $56,680 $78,120 $56,430
Alaska $48,940 $67,340 $99,360 $70,460
Arizona $34,090 $55,080 $74,920 $55,470
Arkansas $31,440 $51,630 $70,580 $50,930
California $35,930 $60,570 $92,350 $62,280
Colorado $35,010 $60,630 $82,990 $59,670
Connecticut $36,470 $59,090 $87,670 $60,030
Delaware $33,370 $53,550 $73,480 $53,900
Florida $32,670 $53,630 $73,450 $53,110
Georgia $34,930 $56,800 $75,850 $56,350
Hawaii $48,300 $72,600 $91,290 $70,710
Idaho $34,660 $54,600 $74,610 $54,520
Illinois $30,570 $55,380 $76,300 $54,860
Indiana $33,960 $56,710 $80,280 $56,510
Iowa $32,640 $47,820 $68,050 $48,820
Kansas $35,270 $61,870 $90,160 $61,590
Kentucky $31,110 $59,850 $101,680 $59,200
Louisiana $29,780 $50,990 $78,990 $52,960
Maine $27,100 $56,750 $76,420 $53,390
Maryland $42,500 $68,160 $97,830 $69,760
Massachusetts $39,720 $56,980 $79,840 $58,390
Michigan $32,630 $54,960 $73,720 $53,630
Minnesota $35,810 $54,180 $73,650 $54,280
Mississippi $31,490 $53,730 $75,520 $53,680
Missouri $35,340 $57,090 $77,260 $56,660
Montana $36,290 $60,630 $75,680 $57,150
Nebraska $34,090 $55,460 $72,100 $53,860
Nevada $49,650 $66,700 $89,090 $66,870
New Hampshire $35,540 $53,810 $72,170 $53,620
New Jersey $37,250 $62,170 $88,720 $61,080
New Mexico $37,310 $60,210 $82,570 $60,040
New York $33,400 $59,400 $83,320 $58,120
North Carolina $35,810 $55,540 $74,690 $54,940
North Dakota $39,220 $57,470 $76,320 $57,070
Ohio $32,790 $54,540 $74,420 $53,750
Oklahoma $35,450 $62,190 $95,460 $64,810
Oregon $36,620 $57,000 $83,540 $58,120
Pennsylvania $32,470 $54,550 $75,560 $54,560
Rhode Island $32,990 $61,070 $92,240 $60,480
South Carolina $33,570 $54,670 $79,840 $55,700
South Dakota $19,100 $37,780 $62,180 $41,070
Tennessee $32,290 $54,300 $74,930 $53,660
Texas $33,830 $56,450 $77,920 $56,750
Utah $38,310 $57,910 $75,670 $57,280
Vermont $46,750 $66,920 $74,610 $63,730
Virginia $39,440 $62,190 $92,130 $63,950
Washington $39,140 $62,180 $87,820 $62,330
West Virginia $30,730 $57,310 $73,200 $52,610
Wisconsin $32,610 $52,940 $73,740 $52,700
Wyoming $42,340 $63,140 $82,560 $62,930