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Engineering Technicians in Kentucky

Considering a career as an Engineering Technician in Kentucky?

4.3% Jobs Projection
$57,930 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Engineering Technicians Work in Kentucky?

In 2018, there were 620 Engineering Technicians working in the state.

There were 480 Engineering Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 140 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Engineering Technicians in KY Employment Trend

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

Engineering Technicians in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Engineering Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 4.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.2%.

Job Projections for Engineering Technicians: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 60 annual job openings, and 720 total jobs in 2026 for Engineering Technicians in this state.

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

What do Engineering Technicians Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Engineering Technicians ranged from $38,840 to $79,870 with $57,930 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.67 to $38.4. The median hourly rate was $27.85.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.71 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $6.14.

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

Engineering Technicians Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 460 $48,640
Evansville, IN-KY 100 $44,280
Lexington-Fayette, KY 80 $53,500
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 40 $67,510

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 KY Employment Total
Civil Engineering Technicians 2,140
Industrial Engineering Technicians 1,090
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 880
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 670
Environmental Engineering Technicians 120
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 40


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