Life As an Engineering Technician
Job Description & Duties All engineering technicians, except drafters, not listed separately.
Types of Engineering Technician Jobs
- Industrial X-Ray Operator
- Laboratory Supervisor
- Metallurgical Engineering Technician
- Tape Transferrer
Job Demand for Engineering Technicians
In the United States, there were 76,800 jobs for Engineering Technician in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 5.2% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 4,000 new jobs for Engineering Technician by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 7,100 job openings in this field each year.
The states with the most job growth for Engineering Technician are Utah, Nevada, and Connecticut. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, West Virginia, or South Dakota. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
Salary for an Engineering Technician
The average yearly salary of an Engineering Technician ranges between $36,120 and $98,720.
Engineering Technicians who work in District of Columbia, Maryland, or Maine, make the highest salaries.
How much do Engineering Technicians make in different U.S. states?
|State||Annual Mean Salary|
|District of Columbia||$92,600|
Where Engineering Technicians Are Employed
The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.
More about our data sources and methodologies.