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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
  • Spectrographer

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.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Engineering Technicians in U.S.

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.

Salary Ranges for Engineering Technicians

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
Alabama $59,380
Alaska $71,850
Arizona $59,210
Arkansas $60,310
California $71,420
Colorado $63,590
Connecticut $64,510
Delaware $51,380
District of Columbia $92,600
Florida $58,860
Georgia $59,830
Hawaii $76,070
Idaho $55,540
Illinois $63,760
Indiana $58,450
Iowa $57,620
Kansas $65,870
Kentucky $58,880
Louisiana $59,930
Maine $79,670
Maryland $84,790
Massachusetts $64,220
Michigan $64,270
Minnesota $57,440
Mississippi $60,500
Missouri $59,830
Montana $59,810
Nebraska $57,630
Nevada $71,330
New Hampshire $57,730
New Jersey $75,380
New Mexico $78,160
New York $63,780
North Carolina $63,600
North Dakota $75,030
Ohio $61,060
Oklahoma $63,790
Oregon $56,890
Pennsylvania $57,210
Rhode Island $73,240
South Carolina $70,820
South Dakota $51,110
Tennessee $57,800
Texas $66,630
Utah $56,480
Vermont $58,960
Virginia $77,280
Washington $74,810
West Virginia $70,550
Wisconsin $58,780
Wyoming $67,110

Where Engineering Technicians Are Employed

Engineering Technician Sectors

The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

Engineering Technician Industries

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