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Engineering Technicians in Washington

Is Washington a good place for you to work as an Engineering Technician?

6.5% Jobs Projection
$76,530 Median Salary
220 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Engineering Technicians Work in Washington?

There were approximately 2,550 workers employed as Engineering Technicians in this state in 2018.

There were 2,180 Engineering Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 370 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Engineering Technicians in WA Employment Trend

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

Engineering Technicians in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Engineering Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 6.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.2%.

Job Projections for Engineering Technicians: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 220 annual job openings, and a total of 2,450 jobs for Washington 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Engineering Technicians ranged from $44,130 to $101,310 with $76,530 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.22 to $48.71. The median hourly rate was $36.79.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $37.47 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.68.

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

Engineering Technicians Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,060 $56,240
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 1,050 $87,530
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 970 $61,750
Kennewick-Richland, WA 120 $62,230
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 90 $49,090
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 30 $69,800

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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation WA Employment Total
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 2,300
Civil Engineering Technicians 1,630
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 1,010
Environmental Engineering Technicians 450
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 390
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 110


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