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Salary, Wages, Pay: Engineering Technicians




Median annual earnings of engineering technicians by specialty is shown in the following tabulation.

Aerospace engineering and operations technicians $51,650
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 42,950
Industrial engineering technicians 41,910
Mechanical engineering technicians 41,280
Electro-mechanical technicians 38,120
Civil engineering technicians 37,720
Environmental engineering technicians 36,850

Median annual earnings of electrical and electronics engineering technicians were $42,950 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $33,760 and $53,200. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,770, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $64,070. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of electrical and electronics engineering technicians in 2002 are shown below.

Federal government $58,520
Wired telecommunications carriers 49,610
Architectural, engineering, and related services 43,670
Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing 40,110
Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing 39,760

Median annual earnings of civil engineering technicians were $37,720 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $29,030 and $47,260. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,080, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $56,910. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of civil engineering technicians in 2002 are shown below.

Local government 42,120
Architectural, engineering, and related services 36,930
State government 34,800

In 2002, the average annual salary for aerospace engineering and operations technicians in the aerospace products and parts manufacturing industry was $54,530, and the average annual salary for environmental engineering technicians in the architectural, engineering, and related services industry was $32,690. The average annual salary for industrial engineering technicians in the semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing industry was $38,230. In the architectural, engineering, and related services industry, the average annual salary for mechanical engineering technicians was $42,090.