Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Engineering Technicians in Illinois

Find Schools Near

Engineering Technicians in Illinois

Considering a career as an Engineering Technician in Illinois?

4.6% Jobs Projection
$62,930 Median Salary
430 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Engineering Technicians in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Engineering Technicians in Illinois is growing slower than average.

  • Engineering Technicians in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Engineering Technicians Work in Illinois?

In 2018, there were 6,320 Engineering Technicians working in the state.

There were 5,550 Engineering Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 770 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 950 Engineering Technicians working in it, which means Illinois has more Engineering Technicians than average.


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Engineering Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 4.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.2%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 430 annual Engineering Technicians job openings in Illinois, and 4,970 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,100 annual jobs and 80,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Engineering Technicians Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Engineering Technicians ranged from $38,270 to $92,170 with $62,930 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.4 to $44.31. The median hourly rate was $30.26.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $29.82 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.44.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Illinois Metros for Engineering Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Engineering Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,080 $62,900
St. Louis, MO-IL 640 $64,840
Peoria, IL 320 $69,130
Rockford, IL 260 $56,310
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 200 $65,700
Carbondale-Marion, IL 110 $64,570
Decatur, IL 100 $39,420
Danville, IL 70 $52,570
Champaign-Urbana, IL 50 $66,460

Top States for Engineering Technicians Employment

View the list below to see where most Engineering Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 11,280 $69,950
Texas 7,580 $62,080
Illinois 6,320 $62,930
Pennsylvania 5,040 $53,740
Virginia 3,580 $78,260
Michigan 2,670 $62,070
Ohio 2,610 $57,110
Florida 2,570 $58,320
Washington 2,550 $76,530
Massachusetts 2,320 $58,510
Louisiana 2,310 $55,050
Arizona 2,300 $56,370
New York 2,200 $62,480
Maryland 2,170 $88,440
New Mexico 1,940 $78,630
Indiana 1,760 $53,960
Georgia 1,570 $58,350
Colorado 1,530 $62,910
Tennessee 1,450 $56,390
Minnesota 1,450 $56,770

Below are the states where Engineering Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $95,130
Maryland $88,440
Maine $81,180
Hawaii $79,600
New Mexico $78,630
Virginia $78,260
New Jersey $76,910
Washington $76,530
Nevada $72,540
Rhode Island $71,320

Discover similar careers:

Occupation IL Employment Total

What Major Will Prepare You For an Engineering Technician Career?


More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.