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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of electrical and electronics engineering technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of electrical and electronics engineering technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The electrical and electronics engineering technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,420
25th Percentile Wage
$48,940
50th Percentile Wage
$63,660
75th Percentile Wage
$76,820
90th Percentile Wage
$93,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical and electronics engineering technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) electrical and electronics engineering technicians is $93,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,420. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 150% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of electrical and electronics engineering technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,660
2.31% 9.13%
2016
$62,190
1.70% -
2015
$61,130
2.14% -
2014
$59,820
2.14% -
2013
$58,540
1.18% -
2012
$57,850
- -

Table 2. Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of electrical and electronics engineering technicians in 18 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for electrical and electronics engineering technicians occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $78,280. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $47,980).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$78,280
Utilities
$74,690
Transportation and Warehousing
$68,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$67,140
Information
$65,990
Mining
$63,620
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$62,860
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$62,740
Accommodation and Food Services
$62,460
Construction
$60,710
Wholesale Trade
$60,200
Health Care and Social Assistance
$59,720
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$59,660
Manufacturing
$58,380
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$53,810
Educational Services
$53,210
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$49,900
Retail Trade
$47,980

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only electrical and electronics engineering technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of electrical and electronics engineering technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $41,800 to $79,280. The highest paying state for electrical and electronics engineering technicians is Alaska with a median annual salary of $79,280. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $41,800. For more salary information of electrical and electronics engineering technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$79,280
District of Columbia
$78,580
Vermont
$75,770
Maryland
$71,170
Hawaii
$70,430
Washington
$70,380
Colorado
$70,280
West Virginia
$69,760
Wyoming
$68,200
Maine
$68,200
Virginia
$68,190
Illinois
$68,190
Nevada
$68,190
New Jersey
$68,190
North Dakota
$68,190
Massachusetts
$68,180
Oklahoma
$66,550
Montana
$66,200
Missouri
$66,110
Delaware
$65,490
Arkansas
$65,310
Texas
$65,220
California
$64,890
Arizona
$64,860
New York
$64,540
New Mexico
$63,850
Minnesota
$62,830
Alabama
$62,350
Connecticut
$62,310
Iowa
$61,570
Utah
$61,250
Kansas
$60,970
Oregon
$60,330
Mississippi
$60,210
Georgia
$59,710
Nebraska
$59,600
Florida
$59,340
Ohio
$59,270
North Carolina
$58,440
Michigan
$57,790
Indiana
$57,650
Idaho
$57,510
South Carolina
$57,440
Rhode Island
$56,550
Pennsylvania
$56,260
New Hampshire
$56,190
Tennessee
$55,990
Wisconsin
$55,350
Guam
$54,740
Kentucky
$53,220
Louisiana
$50,280
South Dakota
$46,130
Puerto Rico
$41,800



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