Engineering Technician, Except Drafters Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of engineering technicians, except drafters in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare engineering technician, except drafters salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for engineering technicians, except drafters in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) engineering technicians, except drafters is $83,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid engineering technicians, except drafters is $34,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of engineering technicians, except drafters in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Engineering Technician, Except Drafters Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of engineering technicians, except drafters in 99 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for engineering technician, except drafters occupations is the beverage manufacturing industry with an annual salary $72,780. The lowest paying industry is the apparel manufacturing industry (annual salary $33,700). For detailed engineering technician, except drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Beverage Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Textile Furnishings Mills
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Hardware Manufacturing
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Textile Product Mills
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Other Food Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Fabric Mills
Other Textile Product Mills
Textile Mills
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
Apparel Manufacturing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


Highest paying industries for engineering technicians, except drafters.