Median annual wages in May 2008 of engineering technicians by specialty are shown in the following tabulation.
|Aerospace engineering and operations technicians||$55,040|
|Electrical and electronic engineering technicians||53,240|
|Mechanical engineering technicians||48,130|
|Industrial engineering technicians||47,180|
|Civil engineering technicians||44,290|
|Environmental engineering technicians||41,100|
Median annual wages of wage and salary electrical and electronic engineering technicians were $53,240 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $41,550 and $64,120. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $32,490, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $78,560. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of electrical and electronic engineering technicians were:
|Wired telecommunications carriers||$56,080|
|Architectural, engineering, and related services||51,650|
|Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing||48,960|
|Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing||48,200|
In May 2008, median annual wages for aerospace engineering and operations technicians in the aerospace products and parts manufacturing industry were $52,150, and the median annual salary for environmental engineering technicians in the architectural, engineering, and related services industry was $39,510. Median annual wages for civil engineering technicians in the architectural, engineering, and related services industry were $43,880. The median annual wage for industrial engineering technicians in the semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing industry was $43,760. In the architectural, engineering, and related services industry, the median annual wage for mechanical engineering technicians was $47,130. Electro-mechanical technicians earned a median annual wage of $44,580 in the semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing industry.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition