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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,850
25th Percentile Wage
$47,810
50th Percentile Wage
$62,190
75th Percentile Wage
$75,480
90th Percentile Wage
$91,640

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 $91,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,850. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 148% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of electrical and electronics engineering technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,1901.70%6.98%
201561,1302.14%-
201459,8202.14%-
201358,5401.18%-
201257,850--

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

The average salaries of electrical and electronics engineering technicians in 17 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 $77,010. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $46,480).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$77,010
Utilities
$72,720
Transportation and Warehousing
$66,200
Retail Trade
$65,430
Information
$65,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$64,940
Mining
$63,860
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,390
Accommodation and Food Services
$60,020
Health Care and Social Assistance
$59,750
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$59,020
Construction
$58,920
Wholesale Trade
$58,690
Manufacturing
$57,430
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$53,490
Educational Services
$48,500
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$46,480

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 $40,280 to $81,340. The highest paying state for electrical and electronics engineering technicians is Alaska with a median annual salary of $81,340. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $40,280. 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
$81,340
District of Columbia
$75,220
Hawaii
$72,560
Vermont
$69,820
Nevada
$68,670
Maryland
$68,210
Washington
$67,500
Virginia
$66,210
Montana
$66,200
Maine
$66,200
Colorado
$66,200
West Virginia
$66,200
Illinois
$66,190
New Jersey
$66,190
Massachusetts
$66,190
Missouri
$65,280
California
$64,740
Wyoming
$64,720
North Dakota
$64,580
Arizona
$64,550
New York
$64,300
Oklahoma
$62,730
Rhode Island
$62,380
New Mexico
$62,010
Indiana
$61,520
Alabama
$61,220
Connecticut
$60,930
Arkansas
$60,930
Minnesota
$60,910
Kansas
$60,740
Utah
$60,660
Texas
$60,390
Oregon
$60,330
Georgia
$59,730
North Carolina
$59,660
Iowa
$59,100
Ohio
$58,150
Kentucky
$57,930
Mississippi
$57,060
Nebraska
$56,890
Idaho
$56,590
Florida
$56,160
New Hampshire
$56,000
South Carolina
$55,420
Pennsylvania
$54,690
Delaware
$54,660
Michigan
$54,650
Tennessee
$54,600
Wisconsin
$54,550
Guam
$53,860
Louisiana
$51,310
South Dakota
$46,700
Puerto Rico
$40,280



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