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What Do Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians Do?

Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technician Job Description Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.

Types of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

  • Lighting Engineering Technician
  • Programmable Logic Controller Programmer
  • Electrical Design Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Semiconductor Development Technician

Job Opportunities for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 137,000 jobs in the United States for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians.

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 2% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 2,700 new jobs for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians by 2026. The BLS estimates 12,000 yearly job openings in this field per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians are California, Texas, and Florida.

Watch out if you plan on working in Kentucky, Ohio, or Vermont. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Salary for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

The typical yearly salary for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians is somewhere between $38,110 and $95,140. The median salary is $64,330.

Salary Ranges for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

How much do Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians make in each U.S. state?

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

Vermont

$83,540

District of Columbia

$83,330

Alaska

$82,770

Wyoming

$74,500

Washington

$72,820

Maryland

$72,810

Hawaii

$72,390

Colorado

$71,860

Virginia

$70,750

Rhode Island

$69,760

Nevada

$68,920

New Jersey

$68,740

Oklahoma

$68,500

West Virginia

$67,960

Texas

$67,870

North Dakota

$67,860

California

$67,700

Illinois

$67,390

Montana

$67,370

Massachusetts

$66,350

Georgia

$66,210

Connecticut

$65,630

New York

$65,310

Kansas

$65,270

New Mexico

$64,650

Oregon

$64,220

Mississippi

$64,070

Iowa

$64,000

Arizona

$63,550

Maine

$63,380

Indiana

$62,730

Kentucky

$61,880

Minnesota

$61,320

Alabama

$61,120

North Carolina

$61,080

Ohio

$61,040

Arkansas

$60,950

South Carolina

$60,670

Missouri

$60,650

Utah

$60,490

Nebraska

$59,220

New Hampshire

$59,160

Michigan

$59,040

Florida

$58,500

Idaho

$57,290

Delaware

$56,680

Tennessee

$56,480

Pennsylvania

$56,240

Louisiana

$54,980

Wisconsin

$54,290

South Dakota

$54,190

Where Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians Work

Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technician Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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