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Engineering Technicians in Pennsylvania

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5.0% Jobs Projection
$53,740 Median Salary
280 Job Openings

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

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

How Many Engineering Technicians Work in Pennsylvania?

There were approximately 5,040 workers employed as Engineering Technicians in this state in 2018.

There were 5,130 Engineering Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Engineering Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 5.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.2%.

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Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 280 annual Engineering Technicians job openings in Pennsylvania, and 3,130 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Engineering Technicians ranged from $33,270 to $87,810 with $53,740 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.99 to $42.22. The median hourly rate was $25.84.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $25.17 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.67.

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

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Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,740 $70,100
Pittsburgh, PA 1,350 $52,100
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,150 $64,880
York-Hanover, PA 340 $50,030
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 340 $54,460
Reading, PA 260 $57,470
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 230 $51,910
Lancaster, PA 200 $50,970
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 170 $45,380
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 120 $48,960
Erie, PA 90 $52,080
State College, PA 80 $38,610
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 80 $62,880
Johnstown, PA 70 $45,050
East Stroudsburg, PA 50 $69,540

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

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