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14.9% Jobs Projection
$62,080 Median Salary
730 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Engineering Technicians in Texas is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Engineering Technicians Work in Texas?

In Texas, there were 7,580 people working as Engineering Technicians in the year 2018.

There were 6,780 Engineering Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 800 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Engineering Technicians in TX Employment Trend

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

Engineering Technicians in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Engineering Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 14.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.2%.

Job Projections for Engineering Technicians: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 730 annual job openings, and 7,930 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Engineering Technicians ranged from $34,600 to $104,440 with $62,080 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.63 to $50.21. The median hourly rate was $29.85.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $29.09 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.76.

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

Engineering Technicians Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,320 $61,500
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,660 $61,870
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 730 $65,290
Austin-Round Rock, TX 540 $52,820
Corpus Christi, TX 340 $68,800
College Station-Bryan, TX 290 $48,200
Amarillo, TX 240 n/a
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 240 $69,200
Midland, TX 140 $55,970
El Paso, TX 100 $60,730
Killeen-Temple, TX 90 $61,230
Abilene, TX 70 $48,090
Lubbock, TX 50 $53,140
Longview, TX 40 $49,310
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 40 $45,570
San Angelo, TX 30 $55,660
Odessa, TX 30 $58,170

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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Occupation TX Employment Total
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 12,110
Civil Engineering Technicians 10,230
Industrial Engineering Technicians 5,090
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 3,240
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 1,620
Environmental Engineering Technicians 1,240
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 1,000


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