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Engineering Technicians in Virginia

Want to work in Virginia as an Engineering Technician? Read this first!

9.3% Jobs Projection
$78,260 Median Salary
340 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Engineering Technicians Work in Virginia?

3,580 people worked as Engineering Technicians in 2018 in this state.

There were 3,290 Engineering Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 290 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Engineering Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 9.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.2%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 340 annual job openings, and a total of 3,760 jobs for Virginia Engineering Technicians in 2026.

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

What do Engineering Technicians Make in Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Engineering Technicians ranged from $50,060 to $104,830 with $78,260 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.07 to $50.4. The median hourly rate was $37.63.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $37.63 an hour in 2017.

Wages between 2017 and 2018 did not increase or decrease.

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


Top Virginia 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
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,470 $78,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,330 $86,720
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 260 $67,640
Richmond, VA 120 $67,300
Lynchburg, VA 90 $73,490
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 80 $37,670
Harrisonburg, VA 50 $53,340

Top States for Engineering Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states 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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