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Engineering Technician, Except Drafters Salary Information

The salary statistics of engineering technicians, except drafters are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of engineering technicians, except drafters in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of engineering technicians, except drafters within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The engineering technicians, except drafters 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. Engineering Technician, Except Drafters Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,530
25th Percentile Wage
$44,260
50th Percentile Wage
$58,170
75th Percentile Wage
$73,680
90th Percentile Wage
$90,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for engineering technicians, except drafters. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) engineering technicians, except drafters is $90,920. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,530. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 163% 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 engineering technicians, except drafters from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,170
1.48% 7.31%
2016
$57,310
1.50% -
2015
$56,450
1.35% -
2014
$55,690
2.07% -
2013
$54,540
1.14% -
2012
$53,920
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Table 2. Engineering Technician, Except Drafters Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of engineering technicians, except drafters in 19 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 engineering technicians, except drafters occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $74,290. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $49,260).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$74,290
Transportation and Warehousing
$68,190
Information
$65,180
Mining
$63,120
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$62,020
Federal, State, and Local Government
$61,830
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$60,820
Wholesale Trade
$58,280
Construction
$57,570
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,530
Accommodation and Food Services
$57,100
Manufacturing
$55,950
Finance and Insurance
$55,070
Retail Trade
$54,900
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$53,220
Health Care and Social Assistance
$53,020
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$52,440
Educational Services
$51,560
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$49,260



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