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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Engineering Technician, Except Drafters Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,920
25th Percentile Wage
$43,490
50th Percentile Wage
$57,310
75th Percentile Wage
$72,670
90th Percentile Wage
$89,330

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 $89,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,920. It is noted 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 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,3101.50%5.92%
201556,4501.35%-
201455,6902.07%-
201354,5401.14%-
201253,920--

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 $71,430. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $46,010).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$71,430
Transportation and Warehousing
$66,190
Information
$65,010
Mining
$62,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$60,770
Federal, State, and Local Government
$60,610
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$60,430
Finance and Insurance
$57,920
Wholesale Trade
$57,520
Construction
$57,020
Retail Trade
$56,860
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,340
Health Care and Social Assistance
$55,650
Manufacturing
$55,410
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$53,660
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$52,750
Accommodation and Food Services
$52,110
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$46,130
Educational Services
$46,010



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