Median annual earnings in May 2004 of engineering technicians by specialty are shown in the following tabulation.
|Aerospace engineering and operations technicians||$52,500|
|Electrical and electronic engineering technicians||46,310|
|Industrial engineering technicians||43,590|
|Mechanical engineering technicians||43,400|
|Environmental engineering technicians||38,550|
|Civil engineering technicians||38,480|
Median annual earnings of electrical and electronics engineering technicians were $46,310 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $36,290 and $55,750. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,000, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $67,900. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of electrical and electronics engineering technicians in May 2004 are shown below.
|Wired telecommunications carriers||51,250|
|Architectural, engineering, and related services||44,800|
|Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing||42,780|
|Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing||41,300|
Median annual earnings of civil engineering technicians were $38,480 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $29,880 and $48,590. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,180, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $57,550. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of civil engineering technicians in May 2004 are shown below.
|Architectural, engineering, and related services||37,470|
In May 2004, the average annual salary for aerospace engineering and operations technicians in the aerospace products and parts manufacturing industry was $52,250, and the average annual salary for environmental engineering technicians in the architectural, engineering, and related services industry was $36,530. The average annual salary for industrial engineering technicians in the semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing industry was $40,020. In the architectural, engineering, and related services industry, the average annual salary for mechanical engineering technicians was $43,190.
Suggested citation: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, Engineering Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos112.htm.